Manchester attack (continuation – see also May 23)
#UK #Manchester – “Man with the hat”, #Abrini ( #BrusselsAttacks), was in #Manchester in July 2015 @ Old Trafford
** Thanks to an investigation of his phone records, 5 terror suspects were arrested in the U.K. in the spring of 2016.
** Correction on earlier tweet: operation is called “Operation Temperer”. Has been approved and launched. Military to be deployed.
** Suicide bomber Salman Obedi’s father, Ramadan Belkacem Obeid (aka Abu Ismail) moved to the UK from Libya in 1992.
** Ramadan traveled back to Libya in 1994, to join the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, an al-Qaeda supported terrorist outfit.
** Salman Obedi himself traveled to Libya 3 weeks ago and came back only a few days ago
** A few members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group lived near to Obedi in Whalley Range.
** Police release a timeline of events on the evening of the fatal Manchester arena attack
** Manchester bomber Salman Abedi ‘probably travelled to Syria’
** Police have arrested 3 more people in connection to the Manchester Arena bombing.
** UK and US intelligence rift over ‘irritating’ Manchester suicide attack leaks by US intelligence
** Armed raid, massive police, army and fire brigade presence @ building in Granby Row (Pics
** Entire building evacuated. Allegedly something in flat 39.
** Latest police statement on the suicide attack @ Manchester Arena.
** Brother of
#Manchester suicide bomber arrested on suspicion of having links to #IS.
** Police in frantic hunt for bomb maker, mastermind
#Manchester suicide bomber’s father Ramadan #Abedi has now been arrested in Libya too –
** Libyan security forces say brother of bomber Salman Abedi was aware of his plans.
** Brother of
#Manchester attacker arrested in Libya was planning ‘terrorist act’ in Tripoli: counter-terrorism police.
** Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi linked to key UK
** Block of flats in Blackley has been surrounded by police. Residents are not being allowed to leave
** Bomb Squad on scene and 1 or 2 people taken away.
#IS Telegram channels are spreading this poster, saying to wait for what is worse, with hashtag Manchesterarena. #USA #SanFrancisco – Bomb threat @ San Francisco State University. Evacuation underway. #Somalia #Mogadishu – Again an explosion heard in Mogadishu. #France #Lille – 2 women arrested by RAID. They allegedly were in an advanced stage to carry out a terror attack. #UK #Wigan – Man ‘approaching bus with suspicious package’ tackled by police
** Police cordon in place to investigate package. The arrested male is a 5th suspect.
#Somalia #Mogadishu – Car bomb explosion near seaport. At least 4 killed and 10 injured. #Indonesia #Jakarta – Bomb blast at bus stop
** Preliminary toll: 2 killed (including 1 attacker), 5 injured
** Scene of suicide bombing @ bus station. Current toll: 1 dead, 9 injured. 1 attacker dead
** Updated toll: 3 police officers killed and 5 wounded. 5 civilians wounded. 2 suicide attackers dead.
#UK #Birmingham – Birmingham Cathedral closed after terror threat raised – https://t.co/jbpbi7ZuOH #Spain #Vic – A Moroccan man attacked a police car while shouting allahu akbar. First indications however say he would be mentally ill. #Germany #Berlin – 4 alleged jihadis arrested #Syria #Raqqa – 16 civilians dead in US-led coalition strikes near Syria’s Raqa: monitor #UK #Bath – Bath bus station evacuated by police and cordon set up due to unattended bag – #Kenya #Liboi – 3 police killed in IED attack at Liboi, Garissa County #Pakistan – Pakistan captures #Taliban leader blamed for three bombings in restive southwest – #Pakistan #Quetta – Two Chinese nationals abducted from Quetta – #Syria #Aleppo – #IS minister of war Abu Musaab Al Masri has been killed by the Syrian army in East Aleppo. #UK – #SAS deployed to foil another attack – #UK – Parliament says police advised that all public tours and events are cancelled with immediate effect after the Manchester attack: Sky #Somalia #Garissa – Roadside bombing: Kenyan military convoy hit, at least 3 soldiers killed. #France – State of emergency extended until November 1, in light of the #Manchester bombing. #Philippines #Marawi – Several people taken hostage (continuation of May 23)
** Current situation, with the
#IS flag planted in the middle of the city.
#IS supporters around the world are worried they are not getting updated through #AmaqAgency. This jihadi “helps” out
#Duterte says he might declare martial law throughout the country if terrorism reaches Luzon.
** New footage shows
#IS-linked fighters in the streets of central Marawi City.
#IS claims it captured police HQ, weapons and vehicles – https://t.co/Vjbfnz8RpL
** Situation this afternoon as seen in pictures released by
#IS. #Germany #Bavaria – Afghan man accused of killing police officer for #Taliban arrested in Germany #Nigeria #Liboi – 3 police killed in IED attack at Liboi, Garissa County #Australia #Sydney – Australian police did not act fast enough to deadly siege: coroner – #Iraq #Zab – #IS released pictures of the “graduation” of a batch of suicide attackers #UK – Anti-terror police arrest man at Stansted Airport as ‘he tried to flee to #Syria‘