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‘Syrian bomb suspect spoke to IS about bomb plot’



'Syrian bomb suspect spoke to IS about bomb plot'
German newspaper Welt am Sonntag (WamS) has revealed in its latest edition that 22-year-old Syrian-born Jaber Albakr, who was found dead in prison two days after his arrest spoke to a member of Islamic State in Syria by telephone about a possible target a day before German police discovered explosives in his apartment.
The German newspaper revealed that U.S. intelligence had provided a tip-off about Albakr after tapping several phone calls between him and an Islamic State member in Syria. During the calls, 22-year-old Albakr spoke about his attack plans, the newspaper said.
In a call on October 7, Albakr told his contact that 2 kg of explosives were ready and he named a possible target, saying a “big airport in Berlin” was “better than trains”, WamS reported.
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