The Muslima sent the bomb packages out of Yemen.
SANAA | Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:33pm EDT
SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen freed on Sunday a female suspect detained in connection with explosive packages sent from Yemen and bound for the United States on condition that she appears when summoned for questioning, a relative said.
Asked if the woman had been released, a family member who refused to be identified, replied: "Yes."
(Reporting by Mohamed Sudam, writing by Raissa Kasolowsky)
UPDATE: Thnaks to Tom in comments:
Latest on BBC TV news is that suspect Hanan Al Samawi has been released on bail after the shipping agent for the parcel company told police that she was not the person who checked in the parcel. Yemeni police considering it as possible identity theft.
Another interesting snippet is that the Fedex/Dubai device travelled on two passenger planes, Qatar Airways on the Sanaa (Yemen) to Doha (Qatar), then from Doha to Dubai, before being put on the cargo plane. Apparently the low volume of air cargo traffic from Yemen means that it often goes on scheduled passenger flights rather than on cargo planes.
Also, British Home Secretary reported as saying that the UPS/East Midlands package would not have been discoveredby security screening, and if it hadn't been for the intelligence tip-off passed on by the Saudi authorities to MI6 the package would have continued on its journey towards Chicago.
UPDATE: Remember that it was a Gay and Lesbian Jew Center in Chicago that was targeted. The FBI must follow up on the Chicago connection. Ahem points this out in the comment section:
One of the bombs was intended for a Gay/Lesbian Synagogue not far from me. Also not far from me is the Indo-Pak neighborhood where the garbage [Headley] who instigated the Mumbai massacre lived. Chicago is full of jihadis. If you want to see a woman dressed in black from head to toe, come to Chicago. No doubt one of them helped to target the synagogue.