Brussels Attacks: El Bakraoui brothers named as suicide bombers, MANHUNT continues, more jihad to come

ByPamela Geller on March 23, 2016
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Three Muslim suspects were photographed by airport security cameras; police are asking for help identifying one of the men. The El Bakraoui brothers have been identified as the Islamic State suicide bombers who killed 34 and wounded hundreds in Brussels. One brother “fired Kalashnikov at police in 2010.”

So why was he free to kill?

They are both linked to the prime suspect in the Paris massacre, Salah Abdeslam, investigators said.

The two suicide bombers who carried out the attacks in Brussels airport on Tuesday were brothers Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui, Brussels residents known to the police for crime, the RTBF public broadcaster said, quoting an unnamed source.

The two men on the left are believed to have blown themselves up while the man on the right is being sought by police

The two men on the left are believed to have blown themselves up while the man on the right is being sought by police

“Brussels attacks: El Bakraoui brothers named as Islamic State suicide bombers who killed 34 and wounded hundreds – latest” The Telegraph, March 22, 2016:
Latest updates as Belgian authorities fear terrorists in bomb attacks on airport and Metro could still be on loose after suitcase and suicide belt blasts

• Brussels airport explosions: Two blasts early on Tuesday morning
• Third explosion rocks Metro system close to EU buildings hour later
• 34 killed and 200+ injured in coordinated attacks on Belgian capital
• Airport suicide bombers believed to be El Bakraoui brothers
• Wanted notice issued for one suspect, massive manhunt underway
• First victim named as Peruvian Adelma Marina Tapia Ruiz

One brother ‘fired Kalashnikov at police in 2010’

Matthew Holehouse in Brussels writes:

Belgian news website DH says that the El Bakraoui brothers “could” be the two men who fled the house in Forest during the bungled police raid last week during which police officers were shot at, thinking they were checking in on an empty safe house.

In October 2010, Ibrahim was sentenced by the Brussels criminal court for shooting at police with Kalashnikovs. DH adds that a computer was found in Montgomery district by street cleaners, said to contain Daesh material.

DH notes likeness of Laachraoui to the airport man but unable to confirm his identity. Fact he wore a hat and glasses, and was not wearing black, suggests he never planned to die.

The international manhunt for the Brussels suicide bombers’ accomplice continued on Wednesday morning as Islamic State terrorists warned of further “dark days” ahead for anyone who opposed them.

Belgium entered its second day of mourning as the first of the victims of the bomb attacks was named as Adelma Tapia Ruiz, a 27-year-old woman from Peru.

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The attacks on Tuesday morning claimed the lives of 34 people and at least 198 – including two Britons – were injured.

Others have been reported missing following the double blast in the Belgian capital’s Zaventem Airport, and the subsequent explosion on a subway train at Maelbeek Metro station. Among them was Brussels commuter David Dixon, originally from Hartlepool, who failed to arrive at work on Tuesday morning.

Investigators are focusing on whether CCTV footage captured moments before the airport blasts shows two of the three suspected terrorists wearing single gloves to hide detonators. Zaventem’s mayor said the explosives were stowed in their luggage and detonated before reaching the security gate.

The Belgian police Twitter account for appeals issued the latest photos, which also show close-ups of the two men believed to be dead, and asked for information from anyone who recognised them.

A taxi driver who had driven the three suspects to the airport led police to the Schaerbeek area of Brussels where another bomb and an Isil flag were among items recovered.

David Cameron is expected to chair a second meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee in response to the attacks, for which the Islamic State of the Iraq and the Levant has claimed responsibility.

A communique that was published in Arabic and French also threatened other countries in the anti-Isil coalition with “dark days”.

“We promise the Crusader states allied against the Islamic State with dark days, in response to their aggression against the Islamic State, and what is coming is worse and more bitter, Allah permitting,” it

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It came as transport terminals across the UK and Europe ramped up security measures following in the wake of the atrocities.

The attacks, condemned as “blind, violent and cowardly” by Charles Michel, Belgian prime minister, happened four days after the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, who plotted November’s massacre in Paris. Detectives are yet to rule out a direct link between the attacks.

As night fell on Brussels, Mr Michel showed solidarity with Belgians by lighting a candle at a vigil at Place de la Bourse, the city’s stock exchange building.

He told a press conference earlier that the atrocities had killed people whose lives “were in full course”.

He said: “The lives of people who were most likely travelling without a care in the world, going to work or to school, lives that have been broken by extremism.”

Salah Abdeslam (inset) was arrested after a shootout in the Brussels district of Molenbeek last Friday Salah Abdeslam (inset) was arrested after a shootout in the Brussels district of Molenbeek last Friday

King Philippe of Belgium led the calls for calm as Belgian police issued an image of the fugitive, one of three seen pushing luggage trolleys through Zaventem Airport moments before two bombs exploded.

A third bomb was deactivated at the airport hours after the initial attack – which was followed by a bomb blast on a Metro train in the city centre as terrorists inflicted a new outrage on a European capital.

Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said the three people captured on camera at the airport were the chief suspects – with two of them “probably committing a suicide attack”.

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  • Dave Brandow

    Time for another Crusade?

    • The real and only Toedeladoki

      Time for dead squads , just kill then of where ever they are and hide, hunt them down !

      our governments know who and where they are .

      Brussels suicide bombers were brothers known to authorities

      The terrorists who carried out the attack at Brussels airport were Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui, already known to Belgian authorities; third terrorist, Najim Laachraoui, 25, tied to the Paris attacks in November 2015 remains at large.

      http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4782121,00.html

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  • Dano50

    Although it’s far too late to be able to do this without a lot more damage, the only to even begin dealing with this is to come down hard.

    They were brothers?

    Well there’s no way in H family and friends didn’t know about them so…

    Round up Mom and Dad, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, nephews and nieces, sons and daughters, cousins, friends and neighbors, everybody from any mosque he’s attended, every Imam he’s ever associated with, and everybody “Six freaking degrees from Kevin Bacon” out.

    And the ONLY way I’m ever going to believe that “most” Muslims don’t want this?

    Is when they start turning in their Moms and Dads, and brothers and sisters, and aunts and uncles, and nephews and nieces, sons and daughters, cousins, friends neighbors, imams and anybody and everybody “Six freaking degrees from Kevin Bacon” out that they even THINK sympathizes, empathizes, and/or agrees with these despicable actions, the despicable people who committed them, and Shariah law, which goes without saying, is despicable.

  • HaplessChild

    Herein with certainty lies the root of this manifestation:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHviwdECNjU

  • SRN99

    Burn their filthy bodies in pig oil

  • interplod

    Simmering?
    Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all the terrorists appear to be Muslims. Yes i know you`ve heard that before. There are millions of innocent Muslims working in the West, paying their taxes and living a normal civilized life.
    I think that Europe has the biggest problem right now. There are many
    NO GO areas in the UK, Holland, Sweden, Denmark etc. This situation has been described as civil war in these areas and it is spreading. The media don`t tell us about these places, but there are many clips on youtube, watch a few, make your own mind up.
    This situation is not just “simmering” now, bubbles are starting to appear and, i fear, many more to come. If this escalates into a “Them and us” war game, who`s side would all the innocent Muslims take?

    I am a Buddhist.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      A person can get a baby tiger or wolf for a pet and not all such tigers and wolves would kill or maim their owners but it’s guaranteed that some of those tigers or wolves would kill or maim someone. Why take the fcuking chane on which muslims are good or bad. also when their numbers have the advantage that’s when they show their true colors which is violence, murder rape and general mayhem.WE CANNOT LET NOT ONE MORE mohameden INTO OUR COUNTRY. One thing obama has gotten right and that is that terrorism/islam is the scourge of the earth. AND FUCKING WIRE TAP THE WHOLE LOT OF THE ONES THAT ARE ALREADY HERE.

  • Chet

    Now, they too know Hell is not an adjective. Its a real place of unimaginable horror and endless pain and suffering amid screams that cease not around the clock, day in and day out. And rather than 72 vestal virgins one can see endless mobs of horrible looking demons.. All with flames of torture at their disposal. But, alas its now too late… If only the young men would think to question the elders and planners as to why they themselves continuously opt out of the chance for the goodies… Why is that, Sir? Good enough for me and not good enough for you too… Something doesn’t register here…