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Al-Qaeda Linked Group Claims Responsibility for Burgas Terror (Not Iran?)
Arutz Sheva ^ | :7/21/2012 | Maayana Miskin

Posted on 07/23/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

The Muslim terrorist group Qa’adat el-Jihad claimed responsibility Saturday for a terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bombing in Bulgaria last week killed five Israelis, one a pregnant woman.

The Lebanese paper El-Nashra reported that the group, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility in an email to the Arab press.

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This terrorist group might be claiming credit for something that they didn't do, but it does suggest that Iranian involvement in this atrocity may not be a sure thing.
1 posted on 07/23/2012 1:33:50 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Took too long, and is in response to Netanyahu’s absolute charge against Iran with no response from Iran.

2 posted on 07/23/2012 3:16:26 PM PDT by huldah1776
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3 posted on 07/23/2012 6:54:54 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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Bulgaria identifies Hizballah as culprit in Burgas bombing

“Bulgaria identifies Hizballah as culprit in Burgas bombing”
(February 6, 2012)

SNIPPET: “Two of the team have been identified. Both are now in Lebanon. One traveled on a Canadian passport, the other on an Australian passport. Whether the two owners of the passports were the guys using the passports in Bulgaria is not entire clear from open sources.”

4 posted on 04/22/2013 4:11:14 PM PDT by Cindy
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Note: Photos and copies of fake Michigan DL’s included of suspects at link.

“Names of Hezbollah terrorists linked to Burgas attack released”
July 25, 2013

SNIPPET: “Bulgaria’s Ministry of Interior today released the names and photos of two Hezbollah operatives tied to the Burgas terror attack in July 2012 that killed five Israelis and one Bulgarian national. The Ministry of Interior said it was appealing to society for cooperation in locating the suspects.

The first Hezbollah operative identified by Bulgarian authorities is Meliad Farah (a.k.a. Hussein Hussein), an Australian national. Farah, who has been previously described as a “bombmaker of Lebanese descent,” was born on Nov. 5, 1980.

The second operative identified by Bulgarian authorities is Hassan El Hajj Hassan, a Canadian national. Hassan was born on March 22, 1988. Hassan is reportedly related to the unnamed terrorist who died in the attack. Hassan was born in Lebanon, but moved to Canada at the age of eight. According to Canadian authorities, the suspect has not been a “habitual resident” of Canada since he was 12.

Between their arrival in Bulgaria on June 28 and the day of the attack in Burgas on July 18, both men were “spotted in the regions of Ruse, Varna, Nesebar, the “Sunny beach” resort and the village of Ravda,” the Ministry of Interior said in a statement. The ministry further said that the men “registered themselves at hotels and accommodations, using fake identities under the name of Brian Jeremiah Jameson, Jacque Felipe Martin and Ralph William Rico. They are also believed to have rented cars using the mentioned fake identities.”

Press reports had previously revealed that all of the driver’s licenses were forged by the same printer in Beirut, which is tied to a Hezbollah operative. The printer is reportedly also known to have produced forged documents for other Hezbollah members.”

5 posted on 07/26/2013 2:02:47 AM PDT by Cindy
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“New details on Burgas bus bombing || Hezbollah operatives reportedly smuggled detonator and remote control from Poland

Bulgarian daily Trud reports that suspect Meliad Farah assembled the bomb, while Hassan El Hajj Hassan activated the explosive remotely.”

By Haaretz | Jul. 29, 2013 | 7:30 PM

SNIPPET: “Meliad Farah, Leabnese-born Australian citizen, also known as Hussein assembled the parts into the bomb that eventually claimed 6 lives in the Black Sea resort city of Burgas, Trud said.

Bulgaria last week identified Farah and Hassan El Hajj Hassan, a Canadian citizen born, as accomplices in the attack.

The third terrorist whose identity is unknown was carrying the explosive, which was triggered remotely, according to the report.

Trud reported that investigators suspect Hassan activated the bomb and they believe Farrah might have left the country before the attack.

Hezbollah had wired almost $100,000 to the two named suspected terrorists ahead of the bombing, according to 24 Hours daily newspaper.”

6 posted on 07/30/2013 12:35:54 AM PDT by Cindy
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“Is one of the Burgas terror suspects actively using Facebook?”
July 29, 2013 7:48 AM

SNIPPET: “Yet an interesting detail about the elder suspect appears to have gone relatively unnoticed. Farah, an Australian national who is believed to have built the bomb in Bulgaria, may still be active on Facebook as authorities search for him.

One Facebook account possibly attributable to Farah states that the user studied at the Lebanese International University (LIU) and lives in Australia. According to press reports, the printer utilized to create the forged licenses carried by the Hezbollah cell responsible for the Burgas terror attack was based at LIU, where the suspects are said to have studied engineering.

The user of this account, who has ‘liked’ an array of celebrities and athletes, including Usher and David Beckham, appears to have used online chat services, such as Tohla and Omegle, among others. The user of the account was also involved in online poker via Facebook.”

7 posted on 07/30/2013 1:02:01 AM PDT by Cindy
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“Meliad Farah?”
(July 28, 2013; Updated July 29, 2013)

8 posted on 07/31/2013 12:27:27 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All; SJackson; Nachum





FBI Seeks Information on Suspects in Bulgarian Bus Bombing

Two Suspects Wanted for Questioning in Connection with July 2012 Attack in Burgas, Bulgaria

FBI Washington
August 08, 2013

Public Information Office

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking information on two suspects, Hassan El Hajj Hassan and Meliad Farah, who are wanted for questioning in connection with a bus bombing that occurred on July 18, 2012, in Burgas, Bulgaria. The FBI is assisting the Republic of Bulgaria’s Ministry of Interior in its investigation of this bombing.

The bus bombing occurred outside the Sarafovo Airport in Burgas, killing seven, including the bomber, and injuring 32 individuals. A Michigan driver’s license bearing the name Jacque Felipe Martin was found at the scene of the bombing and is thought to be associated with the bomber who carried out this attack. In the days following the bombing, another Michigan driver’s license and United States Social Security card, both bearing the name Ralph William Rico, were located.

A subsequent investigation determined that this driver’s license and Social Security card were used by Hajj Hassan. Farah reportedly used a Michigan driver’s license bearing the name Brian Jeremiah Jameson; however, a driver’s license bearing that name was not located.

Between June 28, 2012, and July 18, 2012, Hajj Hassan and Farah were reportedly in the regions of Ruse, Varna, Nesebar, the “Sunny Beach” resort area and the village of Ravda, all of which are near Burgas, Bulgaria. It is believed both Hajj Hassan and Farah checked into hotels using their false identification. Farah also may have used the identification bearing the name Brian Jameson to rent a car in Varna, Bulgaria, in July 2012.

The United States identification used by the suspects was fraudulent; however, the FBI is investigating the creation and procurement of the driver’s licenses and Social Security card.

Hassan El Hajj Hassan has dual Lebanese and Canadian citizenship. Hajj Hassan is of Middle Eastern descent and speaks Arabic and English.

Meliad Farah has used an alias of Hussein Hussein and has dual Lebanese and Australian citizenship. Farah is of Middle Eastern descent and speaks Arabic and English.

Individuals with information concerning either of these suspects are asked to contact the FBI or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. For additional information regarding Hajj Hassan and Farah, including photos, see the related Seeking Information poster.

- View poster

9 posted on 08/08/2013 4:00:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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“Bulgarian police recover DNA evidence of one of Burgas bombers”

03/09/2014 15:05

SNIPPET: “Hezbollah operative who remotely detonated bomb in suicide bomber’s backpack left hats, towel in hotel room which yield DNA evidence.

PHOTO CAPTION: “Meliad Farah and Hassan El Hajj Hassan, who are suspected of involvement in the Burgas bus bombing.”

SNIPPET: “DNA belonging to Lebanese-born Canadian Hassan El Hajj Hassan, the man in charge of the logistics of the attack, was found at a hotel in Nesebar, a nearby resort town.”

SNIPPET: “He stayed at the hotel in Nesebar for a week. He left two baseball caps and a towel in the hotel room, from which investigators extracted the DNA, according to the report.”

SNIPPET: “Last month, Bulgarian authorities announced that a third suspect had been identified in the crime. Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov told reporters,”Two individuals were previously established. They are now three.””

10 posted on 03/10/2014 12:06:06 AM PDT by Cindy
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“Bulgaria Police Find DNA Evidence of Organizer of Burgas Bus Bombing”

March 9, 2014, Sunday, 10:30

SNIPPET: “Hasan was found to have arrived in Bulgaria on June 28, 2012.

He was the one who remotely detonated the bomb in the backpack of the suicide bomber on July 18, 2012.The explosive contained three kilograms of TNT (trotyl) equivalent. The backpack also contained two small gas cylinders.

Hasan spent around a week at a hotel in Bulgaria’s Black Sea resort of Nesebar. He was alone during the stay and claimed he was a tourist.

He wore different caps all the time. Two of them, with emblems of US baseball teams, were found at his hotel room in Nesebar by the police.”

11 posted on 03/10/2014 12:24:38 AM PDT by Cindy
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