Saturday, November 6, 2010

Al Qaeda Yemen wing claims parcel plot, UPS crash

This is one case where we should shoot the Messenger !

(Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing claimed responsibility for a foiled plot to send explosive parcels to the United States last week, and for the crash of a UPS jet in Dubai in September.

A statement that appeared on Islamist websites on Friday, attributed to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), also vowed more strikes on the United States in comments addressed to President Barack Obama.

"We say to Obama, we have struck your jets three times in one year and we will continue, God willing, to strike the interests of America and its allies."

In Washington an official said the United States could not confirm that AQAP was behind the September 3 crash of the aircraft operated by the U.S. parcel delivery firm UPS.

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