In July 2005, at least 50 people were killed and nearly 700 hurt in bomb attacks targeting commuter trains and a double decker bus in London, Britain.[i] The Al Qaeda group, or at least elements inspired by its philosophy, were implicated and held to be responsible.
The Al Qaeda, as well as its associate organizations, is an amorphous terror group that has staged successful attacks thus far in Britain, the USA, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, Yemen, Iraq, and Indonesia, to name a few countries in which the group was and probably still is, active.
In 2003, an Osama bin Laden audio tape surfacing again on an Islamic website, in which the Al Qaeda leader praised the failed militant attacks on the US consulate in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, is the latest attack in conjunction with its global insurgent strategy by this international terrorist network.[ii] Since then audio tapes featuring either Osama himself or his deputy, Ayman Al Zawahiri, has made frequent video-tape appearances.