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Det første bildet av den mistenkte selvmordsbomberen Salman Abedi. Han skal ha vært på jihad-trening i Syria, og reist flere ganger til Libya, hvor familien stammer fra.

Politifolk avslørte mannens identitet etter å ha gjennomført en razzia i huset hans i Manchester tirsdag, skriver The Sun.

Den britiskfødte 22-åringen som drepte 22, mange av dem barn, og skadet 59 andre med en spikerbombe ved Manchester Arena ble identifisert med bilde like etter at statsminister Theresa May sent tirsdag kveld hevet trusselnivået til «kritisk» – det aller høyeste nivået.

Det er ti år siden sist trusselnivået ble satt så høyt. Soldater kan bli bli mobilisert for å bistå politiet. Faren for et nytt terrorangrep er overhengende.

The Sun can reveal Abedi had secret jihadi training during family trips to Syria and spooks fear he was not acting alone when he carried out the atrocity that ISIS has claimed responsibility for.

But Abedi’s family hail from Libya and he is thought to have visited the North African country – also a haven for ISIS fighters – regularly in recent years.

Sources said there were fears Abedi may have taken advantage of the conflict to make the simple journey across the Med to Syria without alerting the British authorities.

En av The Suns kilder sier følgende: “His potential ties to Syria now very much forms one line of inquiry.”

Cops are also probing whether Abedi, who is believed to have been known to MI5, acted alone or as part of a larger extremist network to carry out the worst terror attack Britain has seen since the 7/7 London bombings.

Met Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley admitted there were “gaps in our knowledge” about Abedi and the PM said it was possible a “wider group of individuals” could have been involved in the “cowardly” attack.

 

The Sun: Brit-born Manchester bomber Salman Abedi, 22, is pictured for the first time – as Theresa May raises terror threat to ‘critical’