London Terror Plot - Iraqi And Jordanian Medical Doctors Arrested, Eight In Custody

July 2, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - - UK counter-terrorism officials have revealed the identities of two of those involved in last week’s thwarted terror attacks.

The current cycle of Islamic terrorism commenced on Friday when two Mercedes packed with improvised explosives - fuel tanks, propane cylinders and nails - failed to go off in London’s crowded theater district. On the following day a burning vehicle was crashed into the entrance of Scotland’s Glasgow airport.

Eight have been detained so far in the still unfolding investigation, which finds law enforcement combing 19 separate locations as part of efforts to break-up the terror network which is believed to be linked to al-Qaeda.

The names of two of the suspects were released by the authorities in London today. Both are medical doctors from the Middle East; Bilal Abdulla, an Iraqi and Mohammed Jamil Abdelqader Asha from Jordan.

Abdullah is believed to be the driver of the Jeep used in the Glasgow attack.

Scotland Yard made the following statement:

“Those in custody at a central London police station are a 26-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman arrested on the northbound M6 motorway and 26-year-old man arrested in Liverpool.

A further four people remain in custody in Scotland.

Searches remain ongoing in Liverpool and Staffordshire."

The attacks come within days of the second anniversary of London’s deadly 7/7 train bombing and set off fears that low-tech al-Qaeda sponsored IEDs will become the terrorist’s weapon of choice in Europe.

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