Bin Laden named Blair as ‘top enemy’

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In a dispatch from Kabul, Britain’s The Sunday Times newspaper said it had seen transcripts of the interrogation of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the most senior al-Qaeda operative to be captured in the US-led war on terrorism.


The Sunday Times said Mohammed arranged for operatives to be sent from Pakistan and Afghanistan to the British capital where they began surveillance of Heathrow and surrounding areas. But the operation never got beyond the planning stages, he reportedly told his interrogators.

The newspaper report came as Britain remains on guard against a possible terrorist strike in the wake of the Madrid train bombings in Spain on March 11.

Mohammed is the suspected mastermind of the September 11 attacks in which al-Qaeda operatives hijacked airliners, then flew them into the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon near Washington, killing more than 2800.