The suicide bomber that viciously murdered 22 people at a pop music concert in Manchester, United Kingdom last year was reportedly rescued by the Royal Navy in the waters off of Libya in 2014, reports the Daily Mail.
The terrorist -identified as Salman Abedi- was rescued by the HMS Enterprise near Libya in August 2014 and brought to the UK alongside his brother. Just three years later he detonated a suicide-vest and killed nearly two dozen people at an Ariana Grande concert.
“For this man to have committed such an atrocity on UK soil after we rescued him from Libya was an act of utter betrayal,” said a UK government spokesperson.
“After being dropped off in Malta, Salman and his 21-year-old brother – the British-born sons of Libyan migrants – flew back to Manchester where they were living at the time,” writes the Daily Mail. “At the time of the rescue, there were increasingly brutal battles between various militia groups fighting for control of Tripoli’s airport and dozens were killed.”
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AL QAEDA RETURNS: Terror Leader Calls for ‘NEW JIHAD’ Against US
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri resurfaced over the weekend after months of hiding and questions over his health; releasing a five-minute video that called for a new “jihad” against the United States and its western allies.
The video, titled “Tel Aviv is Also a Land of Muslims” slammed the Trump administration for its decision to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem, saying the Americans were “clear and explicit” in their “modern crusade” against Muslims across the world.
“[Americans] are the first enemy of the Muslims, and swore that it will not dream of security until it is lived in reality in Palestine, and until all the armies of disbelief leave the land of Muhammad,” he added.
Zawahiri took control of the global terror network after US forced killed Osama bin Laden in 2011, choosing to avoid the spotlight after the United States shifted its anti-terror efforts to focus on ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
Despite the warnings, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believes the Mideast peace process is “decidedly not dead,” telling Fox News “We’re hard at work on it. We hope we can achieve a successful outcome there as well.”
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BIO-ATTACK AVERTED: Authorities Foil POISON TERROR Plot in Germany
Authorities and police averted a potentially devastating biological terror attack in Germany Thursday, foiling an “Islamic extremist” plot to unleash a deadly agent somewhere in the country.
According to the Associated Press, German authorities confirmed the arrest of Sief Allah H., whose surname couldn’t be revealed due to the country’s harsh privacy laws; adding the man was actively working on a “biological weapon.”
Investigators recovered the deadly biological agent ricin -created from the seeds of castor beans- at the scene.
“The suspect is believed to have begun procuring material online in mid-May, prosecutors said. He succeeded in creating the toxin this month and investigators found it in the apartment search,” writes the AP. “Prosecutors wouldn’t say how much ricin the suspect had produced.”
“He had contacts with people in the jihadist spectrum,” said a spokesperson with the prosecution.
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