Spanish imam Abdelbaki Es Satty, suspected of masterminding last week’s terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, had air tickets for Brussels, according to Reuters. The news agency reported on Tuesday evening that the tickets were found in a house destroyed by an explosion in another town in Catalonia.
Many tickets for Vueling airline in the name of Es Satty were found in the house destroyed in Alcanar, 200 km south of Barcelona, on the eve of last Thursday’s attacks. The imam died in the accidental explosion. Documents linked to the Islamic State terror group were also found in the rubble of the house, according to the Spanish judge in charge of the investigation.
Investigators have established that Es Satty had spent three months in Belgium, in the Vilvorde area, the town’s mayor, Hans Bonte, confirmed. Bonte also said the imam had frequented the Youssef Mosque in Diegem between January and March 2016.
The Brussels Times