The Brussels airport, following one of the explosions. The suicide bomber targeted departure areas for flights to the US, Russia and Israel. Photo: Twitter.
Mohamed Abrini, the Brussels attacks suspect who confessed to being the man in the hat seen in CCTV footage from the airport, claimed during questioning in front of the investigating judge that he was not radicalized and had never been in Syria, BFMTV reported, citing his statements. The exclusive report also cited Abrini as saying that Ibrahim Bakraoui — the suicide bomber at the Maelbeek metro station — selected the targets at the airport as the departure areas for flights to the US, Russia and Israel’s Tel Aviv.
Reports earlier had said that Abrini was a part of a European faction of the Islamic State group and was charged, along with three other suspects, of participating in “terrorist murders” and the “activities of a terrorist group.” However, Abrini said, according to the BFMTV report, that compared to the others, he was distanced from the attacks. He also told investigators that he “wouldn’t hurt a fly.”
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Source:: The Algemeiner