SALMAN RAMADAN ABEDI was a suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured many others at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.
Here’s what you need to know about the mass murderer who committed attack May 22, 2017.
Who was the Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi?
Salman Ramadan Abedi was born in Manchester on New Year’s Eve 1994.
Abedi grew up in the UK, where he attended Burnage Boys’ Academy from 2009 to 2011 and then Manchester College.
Abedi then began studying business and management at the University of Salford, but dropped out after two years.
It was supposedly rescued during the Libyan Civil War by a Royal Navy warship along with her brother Hashem and about 100 other British citizens in 2014.
Friends talked about his turbulent youth, in which he drank alcohol and took drugs – and his nickname “Dumbo”, which he got because of his big ears.
His identity was revealed after armed police ran towards him in Fallowfield, Manchester.
According to eyewitnesses, bomb squad officers were seen entering the 22-year-old’s home before the controlled explosion occurred.
Minutes before he detonated a pipe bomb in his backpack Salman called his mother Samia, a nuclear scientist. and said, “Forgive me,” say the Libyan security forces.
Was Salman Abedi linked to the Islamic State?
The sun showed Abedi received covert jihadist training after slipping into Syria on a family trip to Libya.
But security forces appear to have missed several opportunities to arrest him after classmates and his own mother warned him that he was “dangerous”.
He is said to have traveled regularly to Tripoli in Libya to visit his family, who returned there after the fall of dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
He spent three weeks in Libya and had to FromSeldorf, also known as a breeding ground for extremists, four days before the Manchester Arena attack.
It was also claimed that he traveled to Frankfurt in 2015 “to meet like-minded extremists.”.
Salman’s brother Hashem was arrested in Tripoli after the Manchester attack, and the UK has demanded Hashem’s extradition from Libya.
His extradition was delayed in April 2019 due to fighting in the North African country, but returned on 17 July 2019.
Who claimed responsibility for the attack?
The so-called Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for the explosion in Manchester.
A few hours later ISIS jihadists celebrate ‘successful and unexpected’ attack and stated that it was “revenge for the airstrikes on Mosul”.
The jihadist shared a photo of injured children, saying: “It looks like the RAF bombs on children in Mosul and Raqqa have just returned to Manchester.
The public inquiry found that security breaches on the night of the attack led to more deaths and injuries, and that Abedi had to be identified as a threat.
March 2020 Hasham, brother of Salman was found guilty of 22 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder of wounded survivors, and conspiracy with his brother to set up bombings.
The jurors were told that he was “just as responsible” as his older brother Salman for the murders.
He was sentenced to at least 55 years in prison.
He recognized later help prepare for an attack in October 2020.
February 2022 he was convicted of assault inflicting actual bodily harm after ambushing a prison guard at Belmarsh Prison along with two other terrorist prisoners on May 11, 2021.
He was also convicted of assault by beating a lifeguard.
He was sentenced to three years and 10 months to be added to his minimum sentence of 55 years.