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Monday, Aug 21, 2006, 10:38 pm

Brits Charge 11 In Airline Terror Case

By Brian Zick
Jennifer Quinn for AP reports:
Police found martyrdom videos and bomb-making components during the investigation of the alleged plot to blow up U.S.-bound jetliners, prosecutors said Monday in announcing 11 people had been charged with terrorism offenses.

Officials confirmed for the first time that the plot involved the manufacture of explosives, which were to be used to assemble and detonate bombs inside as many as 10 airliners. U.S. officials previously had said the plot appeared to involve mixing liquid-based chemicals to make explosives aboard the aircrafts.
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It remains to be seen for certain, but from the brief description it would appear there's actually some substance to the case - unlike the hyped recent "aspirational" terrorist arrests in Miami and New York.
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