Operation Crevice

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Statement on Operation Crevice from the Metropolitan Police Service
Date30 March 2004
PerpetratorsMetropolitan Police Service, MI5, MI6, CIA, ISI, Canadian intelligence services
DescriptionA raid launched in the UK on the so-called "fertiliser bomb plotters".

Operation Crevice was the codename given to the largest "counter-terrorism" operation ever conducted in the UK. It involved the Metropolitan Police Service, MI5, MI6, the CIA, the ISI and Canadian intelligence services.[1] It is sometimes referred to as the fertiliser plot or the the fertiliser bomb plot. The plot - alleged to be an Al-Qaeda operation that was reportedly ordered by 'senior al-Qaeda figures in Pakistan and Afghanistan,' [2] aimed to target a series of sites in the United Kingdom with ammonium nitrate bombs. The ringleader and commander of the plot was Omar Khyam.


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