Thursday, April 14, 2016

Belgium: Israel-bound flight targeted by Brussels bombers

Via Ynet News:
It now appears that Israelis were a specific target of the Brussels terrorists, as Mohamed Abrini, the attacker known as ‘man in white’ or ‘man in hat’ due to his appearance in security footage from before the deadly bombings (and who, unlike the other two attackers, did not die in the explosion at the Brussels airport), told interrogators that one of the terrorists’ specific targets at the Brussels airport was the outgoing lounge for passengers embarking to Tel-Aviv, according to reports by French television network BFM on Thursday.


Abrini, caught last weekend, said that fellow attacker Ibrahim El Bakraoui was the one who picked the targets at the airport: Waiting areas for flights to the United States, Russia, and Tel Aviv.

Apparently, the plan went awry when Abrini hesitated, and fled the scene after the two other attackers exploded. “I can’t hurt a fly,” he said during questioning. “I haven’t become an extremist and never visited Syria.” 

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