Tuesday, Sept 8th, 2009
Three men were found guilty in of plotting to blow up at least seven transatlantic airliners using liquid explosives, as questions were raised Tuesday about the US role in the probe.
A British court on Monday convicted the trio over the plot, which prosecutors said would have been a “terrorist event of global proportions”.
Ringleader Abdulla Ahmed Ali was found guilty of conspiring to murder thousands in the plot, whose discovery in 2006 triggered wide-ranging new rules on carrying liquids on commercial aircraft.
Tanvir Hussain, 28, and Assad Sarwar, 29, were found guilty of the same charges of plotting to carry out bombings on aircraft flying from London’s Heathrow airport to the United States and Canada.