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Terrorism / Airplanes / Britain #840350

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 14, 2006
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.

(London: Lisa Myers) The investigation into the plot to blow up airplanes heading from Britain to the US updated; scenes shown from London’s Heathrow Airport, where security lines are still long; details given about the suspects, including ringleader Rashid Rauf†, who was arrested in Pakistan, and the uncertain role of Al Qaeda. [British Home Secretary John REID†- comments on the lowering of the alert level.] [Metropolitan Police Paul STEPHENSON†- says this was intended to be mass murder on an unimaginable scale.] [Terrorism analyst Roger CRESSEY†- comments on an intercepted message that the bomb design had been tested in Pakistan.] [Terrorism analyst Michael SHEEHAN†- says a local cell with an international link is seriously dangerous.] [Metropolitan Police Authority Lord Toby HARRIS†- comments on the dispute between British & US officials over when to shut down the operation.]

Brown, Campbell;
Myers, Lisa

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