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Tunisian Named as Leader Behind Madrid Bombings

Investigators have identified a Tunisian man as the coordinator of the March 11 attacks on commuter trains in Madrid, according to court documents. A Spanish high court judge, Juan del Olmo, issued a European arrest warrant, released today, for Sarhane Ben Abdelmajid Fakhet, who is labeled as the “leader and coordinator” of the bombings that killed 191 people.The warrant called him a “catalyzing agent” who “raised awareness of jihad” among his circle, adding that he “had manifested specifically since 2003 that he was preparing a violent act in Spain.” Judge Del Olmo issued five other European arrest warrants, for Moroccans: Muhammad Oulad Akcha, Rachid Oulad Akcha, Jamal Ahmidam, Said Berraj and Abdenabi Kounj. The warrants said Mr. Ahmidam lived in a house outside Madrid where the authorities say fingerprints, explosive traces and other evidence in the March 11 attacks was found. The warrants identified the rundown house, in the town of Morata de TajuQa, as the site where bombs were made.Full Story

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