Belgium ignored Turkey's warnings on Brussels suicide bomber Ibrahim El Bakraoui

March 25, 2016 1:43 AM

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Major security lapses in the days and weeks before Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels grew all the more glaring Thursday with the revelation that Turkish authorities had twice deported one of the suicide bombers at the center of the carnage on suspicion that he was an Islamic State foreign fighter.

While a massive manhunt continued for at least two people thought to be directly involved in the triple bombing attack, Belgium’s interior and justice ministers offered to resign. They acknowledged that top officials failed to act expeditiously on leads including Turkey’s request last year to take c...

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