Ali Soufan Quoted in CBS News: How Real Were Manchester Bomber’s Terror Ties?
May 25, 2017
However tragic the Manchester Arena bombing was, the terrorism investigation at least seemed straightforward at the beginning. Police said the bomber had acted alone.
By Wednesday morning, however, CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips says British authorities were no longer sounding so sure. Hours later, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins confirmed that it was, in fact, “a network we are investigating …”
As Phillips reports, (suspect Salman Abedi) may have been more directly connected to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) than they had thought. The terror group claimed responsibility for the attack, which left 22 people dead, in a generic statement on Tuesday.
There were also reports Wednesday suggesting a possible al Qaeda link, with former FBI special agent Ali Soufan, who now runs a private security consultancy, tweeting a document purportedly showing Abedi’s father’s name on a document linking him to the terror group …
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