UK Daily Mail
May 22, 2011
Osama Bin Laden’s replacement as leader of Al-Qaeda is planning a major terrorist attack on London, ordering his followers to ‘crush’ the city.
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Soon after being officially appointed caretaker chief of the terrorist group, Saif al-Adel vowed to avenge the death of his former boss.
‘Our new leader has asked for a big plan for London,’ Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said. ‘He believes the UK is the backbone of Europe and must be crushed.’
Taliban and Al-Qaeda leaders met near Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan to confirm the new role for al-Adel, 51, who was once Bin Laden’s security chief, The Sun reported.
In response to the heightened threat on London, British Transport Police (BTP) are to be given the power to carry weapons on the capital’s trains, stations and the underground for the first time.