Definitive Link Between al Qaeda in Iraq and London Bombings

UPI reports that an al Qaeda terrorist captured near the Iraq-Syria border had in his possession plans for the July 7 tube bombings in London:

A terrorist captured near the Syrian border last month had a computer “thumb drive” that contained planning information about the July 7 suicide bombings in London, according to a U.S. military officer.
Col. Robert Brown, commander of the 1st Brigade 25th Infantry Division in Mosul, said that the man was captured north of Qaim in western Iraq and that authorities had connected him to the al Qaeda terrorist network.

The reference is to small USB portable hard drive. To my recollection, this is the first clear evidence of al Qaeda using Iraq as a base for attacks against the West since the beginning of the war in 2003.
It’s interesting that UPI labels the captured terrorist a “terrorist.” If he hadn’t had the bomb plans in his pocket, I suppose he would have been just another “insurgent.”


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