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  • Bomb suspect reportedly held in Africa ( key suspect in July 7 London bombings)

    07/28/2005 9:13:32 AM PDT · by Dog · 78 replies · 2,664+ views
    seattletimes.nwsource.com ^ | July 28 2005 | By Richard Serrano, Sebastian Rotella and Greg Miller
    NEW YORK — Zambian authorities have detained a man sought for questioning in this month's deadly London bombing plot, as well as for his alleged role in setting up a terrorist training camp in Oregon, U.S. officials said yesterday. Haroon Rashid Aswat, 30, a British citizen of Indian descent, piqued the interest of investigators when they discovered that about 20 calls had been placed from his cellphone to some of the men who set off bombs on London's
  • The Britain-Bly connection

    07/22/2005 12:05:50 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 5 replies · 451+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | July 22, 2005 | shocked editor
    The hunt for a suspect with links to both Oregon and the London bombings shows why Portland is way off base Maybe international police suspicions about Haroon Rashid Aswat will turn out to be unfounded. Maybe he had nothing to do with the July 7 London bomb attacks or the attempts to establish a terrorist training camp halfway around the world in a remote corner of Southern Oregon. Either way, Portland's mayor and City Council majority should be paying close attention to the Aswat case. It magnifies everything that's wrong about the city's decision to pull Portland police off the...
  • Britain seeks suspect linked to Oregon case

    07/21/2005 10:18:00 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 8 replies · 351+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 7/21/05 | LES ZAITZ
    Authorities investigating the London bombings have launched a worldwide manhunt for a man officials believe attempted to set up a terrorist training camp in Southern Oregon. A law enforcement official told The Oregonian on Wednesday evening that the man, Haroon Rashid Aswat, 31, was one of several people prosecutors had linked to the plans to establish a training camp in Bly, a small town near Klamath Falls. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, cautioned that the purported link between Aswat and the London bombings was far from certain. Last year, American prosecutors indicted a London-based Muslim cleric, Abu...
  • Top al-Qaeda Briton called Tube bombers before attack

    07/20/2005 6:04:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies · 488+ views
    Top al-Qaeda Briton called Tube bombers before attack By Zahid Hussain in Islamabad, Daniel McGrory and Sean O’Neill THE British al-Qaeda leader linked to the London terrorist attacks was being questioned by police in Pakistan last night after the discovery of mobile phone records detailing his calls with the suicide bombers. Haroon Rashid Aswat has emerged as the figure that Scotland Yard have been hunting since he flew out of Britain just hours before the attacks which killed 56 people. Aswat, 30, who is believed to come from the same West Yorkshire town as one of the bombers, arrived in...
  • London bomb suspect linked to Ore. terror camp (terrorists on the left coast)

    07/20/2005 6:41:28 PM PDT · by Splatter · 161 replies · 6,346+ views
    kgw.com ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2005 | By kgw.com, NBC and CNN Staff (Spaltter)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Investigators probing the London terror bombings are focusing on an elusive British Muslim suspect who is connected to a previous plot to set up a terrorist training camp in rural southern Oregon, according to U.S. counterterrorism officials. Officials told both NBC News and CNN Wednesday that Haroon Rashid Aswat, believed to be a mastermind of the London bombings, is the same British-born Muslim of Indian descent who scouted a Bly, Oregon ranch to set up a terror camp. These officials said Aswat, a Pakistani national being sought for questioning as a person of interest by British authorities,...
  • BRITON NAMED AS BOMB PLANNER; MET WITH BIN LADEN

    07/20/2005 5:44:56 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 102 replies · 5,030+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | July 20, 2005
    <p>Terror investigators hunting the London bombing mastermind are to question a suspected Al Qaeda planner held in Pakistan.</p> <p>British-born Haroon Rashid Aswad was seized at a religious school with a suicide bomb belt, explosives and GBP 13,000 in cash.</p> <p>Security sources in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, claim he had up to 20 telephone conversations with London bombers Mohammad Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer. One of these is believed to have been just hours before the blasts.</p>
  • Brit 7/7 'bomb fixer' held (All Dead British Bombers Had His Phone #)

    07/20/2005 6:25:26 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 26 replies · 1,002+ views
    UK Sun ^ | 7-20-05 | MIKE SULLIVAN
    A BRITISH Muslim feared to have orchestrated the London bombings which killed 56 was being held in Pakistan last night. Pakistani intelligence sources said Haroon Rashid Aswad’s phone number was listed on the mobile phones registered to ALL FOUR 7/7 suicide attackers. Aswad, 35, from Dewsbury, West Yorks, was believed to have been killed fighting with the Taliban against US troops in Afghanistan in 2002. But he was seized — wearing a belt packed with explosives — during swoops on 150 al-Qaeda terror suspects in Pakistan, according to security sources. Pakistani Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed denied Aswad was among...