Published: Tue, May 30, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Attack was revenge for United States airstrikes on Syria, Abedi's sister claims

Attack was revenge for United States airstrikes on Syria, Abedi's sister claims

With Britain's terrorism threat level at "critical", meaning a new attack may be imminent, police are racing to uncover the network around bomber Salman Abedi.

A Downing Street spokesperson said: "She expressed the view that the intelligence-sharing relationship we have with the USA is hugely important and valuable, but that the information that we share should be kept secure".

The Greater Manchester Police said in a statement on Friday they had arrested the 11th suspect of the recent deadly terror attack in the city, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

USA pop star Ariana Grande said on Friday that she will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing at her show in the English city.

The fresh arrests bring the total number of men in custody over the attack to eight.

In Manchester, the Islamic Centre held a memorial service in memory of the victims and condemned the attack.

After bowing their heads for the minute's silence, the grieving crowd in Manchester's St Ann's Square broke into a spontaneous rendition of "Don't Look Back in Anger" by the city's own Britpop band Oasis.

But she added defiantly: "We will not quit or operate in fear".

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Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, a Manchester native, said on Friday he would donate the proceeds of his show next Tuesday in the city to a fund supporting victims and their families.

Trump pledged to "get to the bottom" of the leaks, calling them "deeply troubling" and asking the Justice Department and other agencies to "launch a complete review of this matter".

"I think he saw children - Muslim children - dying everywhere, and wanted revenge".

A source close to the family said Abedi wanted to avenge the murder in Manchester previous year of a friend of Libyan descent, with his sister Jomana Abedi also telling the Wall Street Journal he was driven by a desire for revenge. The leak, however, "undermines our investigations and the confidence of victims", the U.K.'s National Police Chiefs' Council said in a statement Wednesday.

The force, which takes orders from the UN-backed government, arrested Abedi's father, Ramadan, and brother Hashem, in Tripoli on Wednesday.

Trump has yet to fully respond to the news regarding British intelligence.

The Manchester police activity came as armed police were deployed on Britain's rail network for the first time.

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