Burgas Suspect Flew to Lebanon Days before Bombing – Report

Crime | August 1, 2013, Thursday // 16:05|  views

Suspects Meliad Farah (L) and Hassan El Hajj Hassan (R). Image by the Bulgarian Interior Ministry

One of the two recently identified suspects in organizing last year’s deadly terror attack in the Bulgarian city of Burgas flew to Lebanon two days before the blast, according to a Polish news website.

The tvn24.pl website said, without naming its sources, that Meliad Farah, a 32-year-old Australian citizen of Lebanese origin, took the LO 145 flight from the Polish capital Warsaw to Beirut in Lebanon on July 16.

Earlier on the same day, Farah, also known as Hussein Hussein, had flown to Warsaw from Prague on the LO 526 flight, also operated by Polish national carrier LOT, the website said.

Last week, Bulgaria's Interior Ministry disclosed the names of the two suspects who are believed to be in Lebanon.

The dual national Lebanese-Australian citizen Meliad Farah, reportedly assembled the bomb once in Bulgaria. The second suspect is a dual Lebanese-Canadian citizen named Hassan El Hajj Hassan.

The identity of the third suspect – the one who died in the terror attack – is yet to be discovered.

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