(LONDON) Terror group al #Qaeda is “resurgent” and looking to carry out attacks on passenger planes in Europe, UK Security Minister Ben Wallace has warned in an interview with The Sunday Times as airports ramp up security after recent drones at Gatwick airport last week …. As officials maintain it was not a terror incident #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.24: In an interview with British newspaper The Sunday Times, Wallace said al #Qaeda — the group behind the infamous World Trade Center attacks that killed almost 3,000 people in the US on September 11, 2001 — “still aspire for aviation attacks” and is developing technology to bring down planes: “The aviation threat is real,” Wallace said in the interview on Saturday night. “(Al Qaeda) have reorganised……………..They are pushing more and more plots towards Europe and have become familiar with the new methods.”#AceNewsDesk reports 

The rise of ISIS has overshadowed the al Qaeda threat in recent years — particularly after its most prominent leader, Osama Bin Laden, was killed by US forces in Pakistan in 2011: But Wallace said the danger had never truly diminished.

Al Qaeda sat quietly in the corner and tried to work out what the 21st century looked like while ISIS became the latest terrorist boy band,” he said. “But they have not gone away.” British intelligence chiefs are also concerned about US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, with Wallace saying it will create a “new safe haven for Islamists to launch attacks on the West.”

His remarks echo concerns voiced by US politicians, including Sen. Lindsey Graham, who told Trump in the past week that withdrawing troops from the Middle East could lead to “a second 9/11.” Wallace’s statements come amid widespread chaos at Gatwick Airport in the UK over the weekend as rogue drones flying overhead led dozens of flights to be cancelled.
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(LONDON) Court Report: Khalid Ali Who plotted a knife attack on ‘ MPs and Police ‘ in Westminster and was arrested in Parliament Square carrying three knifes has received three life sentences: He boasted to police who were watching him for 5-years since he returned from Afghanistan that he had made bombs for the #Taliban and detonated 300-IEDs against troops #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – July.21: A man who plotted a knife attack on MPs and police in Westminster has been handed three life sentences: Khalid Ali, 28, was arrested in Parliament Square last April by armed police who found him in possession of three knives: Police had been watching Ali since he returned from Afghanistan where he had spent five years making bombs for the Taliban which were used to maim and kill coalition troops…………..In late 2016, the FBI matched his fingerprints to those of two caches of explosives recovered in 2012 #AceNewsDesk reports

Khalid Ali faces life in jail
Khalid Ali was being watched by police since returning from Afghanistan

After being tried at the Old Bailey in June, Ali was convicted of preparing terrorist acts in Britain and two charges of possessing explosive substances with intent abroad………………….Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC sentenced Ali to a minimum of 40 years for making IEDs for the Taliban in 2012………….He was also handed a 25-year sentence for the Westminster plot designed to attract “maximum publicity and instil terror”

Firearms officiers from the British police detain a man, later named as Khalid Mohammed Omar Ali, on Whitehall near the Houses of Parliament in central London on April 27, 2017 before being taken away by police. Metropolitan police attended an incident on Whitehall in central London near the Houses of Parliament where one man was arrested, police said. Khalid Mohammed Omar Ali, a 27-year-old from north London, is accused of preparing terrorist acts after being arrested not far from Prime Ministe
Ali was arrested by officers as in Parliament Square

The judge said: “I have no doubt whatsoever that there is a very considerable risk of your committing offences of violence in the future and cause death or serious injury as a result.

I’m sure your plan was to attack and kill someone in central London.

“Your preparations were complete and you very simply had to identify your precise target and his or her death was very likely to be caused by a knife attack. You would kill any police officer you could.”…………………………..Ali’s family in Edmonton, north London, reported him missing in June 2011 after he disappeared without warning…………………….He resurfaced at the British Consulate in Turkey more than five years later, when he claimed he had lost his passport………………The #Taliban and al #Qaeda follower was stopped at Heathrow Airport in November and interviewed by police who took DNA samples and fingerprints.

He told police he had been involved in a Road to Hope convoy to Palestine in 2010.

Body-worn camera footage has shown the moment Khalid Ali was taken down by armed police near Parliament.1:13The moment police pinned terrorist to the floor

He said he then went to Pakistan after MI5 had tried to recruit him as a spy.

In late 2016, Ali’s DNA and fingerprints were shared with the FBI agents and the 42 prints linked him to two loads of IEDs found in Afghanistan in 2012…………………..In the meantime, he vowed to carry out an attack on Westminster to “send a message” to British authorities, the court heard…………………….On 18 March, he carried out reconnaissance while claiming to be taking part in a Stand Up To Racism march, which took him past Downing Street and the Cenotaph.

On 22 April, CCTV cameras caught him walking past the MI6 building at Vauxhall Cross.

He was also captured by CCTV at Westminster Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall……………………………..Shortly after midnight on 27 April his mother called police and told them she had found four knives in his bedroom and feared he was going to kill his family………………………….Ali had bought the blades two days before in Ealing, west London, and had been seen by surveillance officers throwing away the packaging………………..He left his mother’s home and went to Ealing where he rearmed himself with an eight-inch chef’s knife and two three-and-a-half-inch paring blades from Wilko……………………He also bought kitchen utensils including a potato masher as cover and purchased a rucksack with a Union flag and London logo on it.

Ali then travelled on the Underground to carry out his attack, just four weeks after the Westminster Bridge killings: He deliberately dropped his mobile phone into the Thames, which police divers recovered……………………..As police moved in to arrest Ali, the knives were seized from his jacket pockets and the waistband of his tracksuit bottoms……………..Ali told officers in a police interview he wanted to deliver a “message” to British authorities but he said the knives were for protection………………….He admitted involvement in IEDs in Afghanistan and bragged that he had detonated more than 300 devices.

Source: Metro UK https://t.co/iGUoZjoYot – Published: July 20, 2018 at 11:32AM

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