Summary: ‘ But shortly afterwards, the man turned himself in to police, denying any involvement in the terror plot, and claiming his documents were stolen, might possibly by his brother, La Vanguardia reported. “The perpetrators of the attack in #Barcelona are Islamic state soldiers, and carried out the operation on command of [ISIS’ leader] of targeting coalition countries,” the statement read. Initial reports in the Spanish media named Driss Oukabir, a French citizen of Moroccan origin, as the person driving the van at the end of his identification documents were found in the vehicle used in the terror attack.
In particular, the driver of the van remained elusive Friday as Spain conducted a major anti-terror operation to locate the man. According to El Periodico, as Fox News reported earlier, the CIA warned local Spanish authorities two months ago about a possible terror attack, following a number of analogous vehicular attacks across Europe, including in London, Nice, Berlin, and Stockholm. One American was among the 14 people killed in a pair of deadly terror attacks in Spain, the State Department announced Friday. Security forces mobilized quickly at the end of the Barcelona attack, just where authorities say a jihadist used a van to target people on one of the Catalonia capital’s almost all popular streets, and managed to escape the scene by foot….Read The Full Article Here
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