Tag Archives: Brussels attacks 2016

One Year Ago — BELGIUM — Europe’s Most Wanted

“Mr Atar’s situation is being followed closely. Repeated requests made by Belgium to the Iraqi government to consider an early release for humanitarian reasons have been fruitless so far.” Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs — October 9, 2010 Oussama Atar, … Continue reading

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Oussama Atar — Belgian Policeman Arrested for Complicity in Brussels Attacks

“Over the past year, according to police documents, the police have been piecing together Mr. [Yassine] Atar’s role in the network. He is a cousin of the brothers Ibrahim and Khalid el-Bakraoui, who on March 22, 2016, carried out the … Continue reading

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Paris & Brussels Attacks: Belgian suspected terrorist not under surveillance since 2012

“The Paris attacks prompted intense scrutiny of ineffective and convoluted governance in Belgium, where a vast majority of the attackers had ties.” NYT — December 24 2016 Mohamed Bakkali was arrested for questioning during November 2015 in Brussels. Bakkali’s radicalisation … Continue reading

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Brussels attacks: “Serious failings prevented dismantling of Belgian terror network.”

“The Committee observes certain failings in the security architecture, following which we missed the opportunity to dismantle the terrorist network in question on time.” Belgian Investigative Committee on the 2016 Terrorist Attacks The Investigative Committee on the Terrorist Attacks noted … Continue reading

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How Europe Left Itself Open to Terrorism

“The flaws in the European system are multiple. The Paris and Brussels attacks should never have happened. I don’t know what we are waiting for. Do we have to wait for hundreds of deaths?” Jean-Louis Bruguiere — Former French investigating … Continue reading

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Paris & Brussels attacks: Lies, lies and more lies — UPDATE: Oussama Atar’s Brother Charged

“If not for the request by different organizations … Ousama Atar would still be in Iraqi prison.” Jawad Al-Hindawi — Iraqi Ambassador to Belgium Ousama Atar, a Belgian of Moroccan descent, is believed to be the mastermind of the Paris and Brussels … Continue reading

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Paris & Brussels attacks: Lies, lies and more lies

“If not for the request by different organizations … Ousama Atar would still be in Iraqi prison.” Jawad Al-Hindawi — Iraqi Ambassador to Belgium Ousama Atar, a Belgian of Moroccan descent, is believed to be the mastermind of the Paris and Brussels … Continue reading

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Is Belgian ISIS Jihadist Osama Atar the ‘Mastermind’ of the Paris and Brussels attacks?

“Abdelhamid Abaaoud [a Belgian-Moroccan killed by police five days after the November 13 atrocities] was only a go-between, not a senior figure. We know the mastermind [of the Paris Attacks] but I will remain discreet on this point.” DGSE Director … Continue reading

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US kid launched cyber attack on Brussels airport a few hours after 2016 bombings

“From the investigation and the first analyses of the seized hardware it appeared that there were no terrorist motives. In the interest of the investigation no further information will be released.” Official Statement from the Prosecutor Office Belgian prosecutors questioned … Continue reading

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