The Turks suspect both on the side of the Islamists in the Syrian civil war to want to participate in or to have involved. Both were deported to same plane to Amsterdam, where they had started their trip to Turkey.
The authorities are now the question of whether the two knew each other closer or together were cooking. A special forces of police arrested E. on Thursday afternoon.
Ibrahim El Bakraoui had hired an apartment with his brother Khalid in Brussels in which Salah Abdeslam, 26, hidden had been, who was involved in the Paris attacks.
A further arrest occurred after mirror information on Wednesday evening in the region. There, the Federal Police took up a man of two suspicious SMS of the day which had Brussels stops on his phone: one contained the name of the subway bomber, Khalid el Bakraoui; another message containing only the word “fin” – French for “End”. Apparently, this message was sent at 9:08.
According to recent findings, Bakraoui blew himself up at 9:11 in the air. Investigators try to clarify to what extent the man could be heard to the environment of the assassin.
Read more to the arrests in Germany and the terror investigation in the current mirror.
Raids in Brussels and Paris
In the Brussels communes of Schaerbeek and Jette six suspects were arrested on Thursday in several raids. On Friday, it will be decided whether they would be charged with. Nothing is known about the identity of those arrested.
After the attacks on Tuesday, the police in an apartment in the Schaerbeek of district of had discovered a bomb workshop. There, terror suspects should have built explosive devices. The terrorist attacks were on Tuesday killed 31 people and injured 300.
Also in Paris, raids were conducted on Thursday. Late at night in a speech transmitted on television, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said concrete attack plans had been prevented. The plan was in an “advanced stage”. A Frenchman was taken into custody. This is suspected to belong to a militant network.
Correction: A previous version of this article stated that it was Ibrahim’s brother Khalid el Bakraoui, who have blown up in the Brussels underground into the air. This is not the case. Samir E. was deported together with Ibrahim El Bakraoui.