Al Qaeda wants ‘charity gifts’ to fund attacks on US, UK

Al Qaeda is openly asking for donations from intl community to fund strikes.

Last Updated: May 31, 2010, 12:22 PM IST

London: Al Qaeda is openly asking for donations from the international community to fund strikes against Britain and the US.

Al Qaeda honchos based in Yemen have posted messages on radical websites exhorting supporters to donate by passing off the donations as ‘charity gifts’.

It clearly identifies British forces and firms in the Middle East as intended targets.

The terror chiefs say they plan high-tech strikes "deep inside enemy territory". They add: "There is much work waiting to be done on many fronts," The Sun reports.

The announcement is likely to cause unrest in the expatriate British community in the Middle East whose numbers run into several thousands.

ANI