Theresa May to confront Donald Trump over intel leaks on Manchester bombing

Theresa May to confront Donald Trump over intel leaks on Manchester bombing

British Prime Minister Theresa May will raise concerns with Donald Trump on Thursday about U.S. leaks of intelligence on the suicide bombing in Manchester that police fear could hinder a hunt for a possible bomb-maker still at large. "I know everything about my brother, what he was doing there in Manchester". Their father, 51-year-old Ramadan Abedi, was also arrested in Libya on Wednesday.

Jamona Abedi, sister of Salman Abedi, has said that her brother "launched his suicide attack out of a love of Islam and in twisted revenge for United States airstrikes on Syria".

British officials were infuriated by the leaks but believe US law enforcement was responsible for them, not the White House.

The BBC reported that Abedi's younger brother Hashem Abedi was arrested Wednesday in Tripoli, Lybia. His father, Ramadan Abedi, 51, who has been accused of being a member of the militant Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), intervened and moved the family to join him in Tripoli, it was claimed.

Police have now identified the suicide bomber who carried out the explosion that killed 22 people and injured 59 others.

A source close to the investigation into the bombing told Reuters the focus was on whether Abedi had received help in putting together the bomb, and on where it had been done.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the Manchester concert bombing as a huge investigation into the attack gathers pace.

The 23-year-old Ismail was reportedly arrested in Chorlton, south Manchester in connection with the attack on Tuesday.

He said Salman visited Libya a month-and-a-half ago and only returned to Manchester after winning a cheap ticket to Umrah.

"I have been very clear with our friends that that should not happen again", she said. British and other European security officials said they did not believe that Salman Abedi, 22, would have been able to build the explosive device used in Manchester by himself, and they worry that a professional bombmaker may still be at large.

Abdul Wahab Hafidah was run over and stabbed in Manchester in May 2016 in what is believed to have been a gangland killing.

Not only did Abedi work within the ISIS cell but he was also in contact with a prolific recruiter for the Islamist terror group by the name of Raphael Hostey who was based in Moss Side.

His uncle was detained yesterday in Manchester, while there are conflicting reports that the killer's mother is also in police custody. Abedi was born in Britain to parents who had fled Libya during the four-decade dictatorship of Moammar Gaddafi, and moved back to their homeland several years ago, after the Libyan leader was killed.



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