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Widow of London Bomber Training Female Terrorists

Called 'white sister,' Lewthwaite connected to terror around East Africa

(Newser) - The 28-year-old widow of one of the terrorists in the 2005 London transit bombings is now living in Somalia, working with al-Shabaab militants and recruiting and training female terrorists, reports the Telegraph . Samantha Lewthwaite, who is known as "Dada Mzung" or "white sister" in Swahili, has been in... More »

Foiled London Bombers Draw Life Sentences

Court gives four men toughest possible terms in 21/7 conspiracy

(Newser) - Four men who planned to bomb London's transit system weeks after the deadly 7/7/05 bus and tube attacks were sentenced to life terms today in a British court. A jury failed to reach a decision on two other men charged as members of the conspiracy, which officials said might have... More »

Britain Convicts Four in '05 Bomb Plot

Botched strike followed London transit attacks by two weeks

(Newser) - Four men accused in failed 2005 bombings of London subways and buses were found guilty today of conspiracy to murder. The attack, in which bombs affixed to makeshift shrapnel failed to detonate detonate, took place two weeks after a the 7/7 transit bombing killed 52 London commuters. More »

Fertilizer Bomb Suspects Convicted

After long trial and deliberations, five British citizens convicted of massive plot

(Newser) - A London jury brought in convictions today for five men in the 2004 fertilizer bomb plot that targeted hundreds of shoppers in a British mall. The plotters, all of them U.K. citizens, may get life in prison. Two other suspects were acquitted in the conspiracy, after a 27-day deliberation,... More »

U.S. Unveils 7/7 Bombing Mastermind at Guantanamo

Bin Laden aide captured last year

(Newser) - U.S. officials revealed yesterday they have Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi, widely considered the architect of the 7/7 London transit attacks, in custody at Guantanamo Bay. The CIA nabbed al-Hadi as he tried to enter Iraq last year, and the announcement suggests—the Times reports—that he's been in a "... More »

Charges Filed in London Bombings

Three men charged with conspiracy in 2005 tube and bus attacks

(Newser) - Three men have been charged in the July 7, 2005 bombings of the London mass-transit system. The suspects, Waheed Ali, Sadeer Saleem, and Mohammed Shakil, are accused of conspiring with the terrorists who blew themselves up in the tube and on a bus, killing 52. Surveillance cameras recorded the men... More »

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