Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri was arrested in London on Thursday, his lawyer said. London police confirm he is being held on extradition charges. Al-Masri has been accused of supporting terrorist groups, including al Qaeda. He is also wanted in Yemen for allegedly planning terrorist activity from London. Finsbury Park Mosque of which Al-Masri is the spiritual leader has been linked to terrorist suspects, including Sept. 11 suspect Zacarias Moussaoui and "shoe bomber" Richard Reid.
And in Pakistan on Thursday, President Pervez Musharraf said junior army and air force personnel were involved in an assassination attempt against him in December and that the suspects have been captured. Musharraf did not delve into details surrounding their capture or their role in the assassination plot but did say that they are to soon face trial in military court. This announcement is a departure from Musharraf's statement in March, when he suspected al Qaeda to be behind the attacks.
THE WAR ON TERROR
U.K. Radical Muslim Cleric Al Masri Arrested
Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al Masri arrested on extradition warrant, police sources say. (AP)
Note: There are a number of witnesses who will testify against Abu Hamza including James Ujamaa, a Seattle resident who was indicted in 2002 on charges of conspiring to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon, ABCNEWS has learned.
Musharraf: Assassination Suspects Arrested
Pakistani President Musharraf says junior army, air force personnel were behind plot to kill him. In March, Musharraf said a Libyan member of al Qaeda was behind the attacks. But in the Thursday interview he said the mastermind was Pakistani and the only suspect still at large. (AP)
On the Lookout Search for Terrorists Continue Worldwide
From Islamabad to Panama, worldwide search for terrorism suspects as U.S. on high alert. (AP)
Terror Threat Suspects
A look at suspected al Qaeda operatives U.S. officials believe may be part of a plot to attack America. (AP)
S.Africa Says Foiled Al Qaeda-Linked Plot
South Africa foiled an al Qaeda-linked plot to disrupt last month's general elections and passed along information that led to security swoops in Jordan, Syria and Britain, Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi said. (Reuters)
Japan Detains Five Foreigners in Al Qaeda Probe
Japanese police on Wednesday arrested five foreigners after raiding 10 locations they suspect may be connected to a member of the al Qaeda terrorist network. (Financial Times)
Trial of 14 Terror Suspects to Begin
The trial of 14 terror suspects will start on Saturday, according to Yemeni judicial sources. The file for the attack on the USS Cole has also been handed to court and trial is expected to begin next week. (Al Hayat)
Islamist in Germany Facing Extradition
A German court ruled Wednesday that the leader of a radical Islamist group can be extradited to Turkey, saying he did not face human rights abuses in his home country, court officials said. (NY Times)
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Saudi 'Qaeda' Leader Calls for Guerrilla Warfare
A top al Qaeda leader in Saudi Arabia issued a battle plan on Thursday for an urban guerrilla war in the kingdom, already reeling from a recent spate of militant attacks on Western and security targets. (Reuters)