Manchester Attack - File photo
CAIRO – 1 June 2017: In the pursuit of Manchester attack suspects, British police arrested law and criminology student Zuhair Nassrat, 19, as he posed holding a gun on social media and often hosted suicide bomber Salman Abedi in his family house in Manchester.
Neighbors of the family said that his mother and two children have been displaced but not arrested, according to the Daily Mail.
His two eldest brothers, Abdul and Loqman, went to Libya in 2011 with their father to participate in the uprising that overthrew Colonel Qadhaffi and posted photos of them on Instagram holding AK47 riffles and fighting.
Abdul, the eldest at 24, had sustained back injuries from fighting and returned to Gorton to remove fragments. He also travelled to Turkey three years ago to train as a pilot, but never came back.
There was a photo on Instagram featuring Zohair, Abdul, Abedi, and his brother Hashim. Hashim is currently detained in Libya over suspicions of being a member of the same jihadi cell.
Nassrat’s father worked as a labor attaché in the Libyan embassy in Turkey. He was accused in 2014 of sending arms to Islamist revolutionaries in Libya.
Nassrat’s father is nicknamed Abou Yakzan and is close to the Libyan ambassador in Turkey, Abdel Razek Mokhtar. They are both affiliated to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.