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Terror suspect admits Yemen plot

An al-Qaeda plot to use a truck bomb to blow up the British embassy in Yemen was foiled just weeks before an identical attack killed the British ambassador and 11 other people in Turkey. News of the plan came as Yemeni officials announced that a leading al-Qaeda figure has confessed to planning the attack on the USS Cole in Aden harbour in 2000 and last year’s bombing of the French oil taker Limburg off the coast of Yemen. Mohammed al-Ahdal, arrested last month, said he also organised cells to infiltrate the Yemeni security forces. Saudi-born al-Ahdal, 32, was one of Washington’s 20 most wanted al-Qaeda operatives. He is said to have organised al-Qaeda’s finances and weapons procurement in Yemen and provided links with local extremist groups. A seasoned ‘jihadi’ or holy warrior, al-Ahdal fought in Bosnia and Chechnya, where he lost his left leg below the knee. Full Story

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