New Year nightclub attacker caught in Istanbul, say Turkish media

This file photo released by the Turkish police shows the main suspect in the New Year’s Eve shooting rampage in Istanbul. Turkish police late on Monday caught the attacker, state-run TRT television reported. (AFP / Dogan News Agency)
Updated 17 January 2017
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New Year nightclub attacker caught in Istanbul, say Turkish media

ISTANBUL, Turkey: The gunman suspected of killing 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day has been caught in the city’s Esenyurt district, the Hurriyet newspaper website and other media reports said on Tuesday.
The reports could not be confirmed; but Hurriyet said the man, who media quoted police as saying had operated under the cover name Ebu Muhammed Horasani, was caught in an operation along with his son. The district where he was found is on the European side of the city.
Dozens of people have previously been detained in connection with the attack for which Daesh has claimed responsibility, saying it was revenge for Turkish military involvement in Syria.
On Jan. 1, the attacker shot his way into the exclusive Reina nightclub then opened fire with an automatic rifle, reloading his weapon half a dozen times and shooting the wounded as they lay on the ground.
Turks as well as visitors from several Arab nations, India and Canada were among those killed in the attack.


Israel’s Netanyahu to meet Egypt’s El-Sisi in New York — Israeli official

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Israel’s Netanyahu to meet Egypt’s El-Sisi in New York — Israeli official

  • Netanyahu and El-Sisi met in public for the first time in 2017
  • Netanyahu travels to New York on Tuesday and will also meet with US President Donald Trump

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, an Israeli official said on Monday.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not provide further details. Egyptian officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
Netanyahu travels to New York on Tuesday and will also meet with US President Donald Trump.
Netanyahu and El-Sisi met in public for the first time in 2017. Egypt was the first of a handful of Arab countries to recognize Israel under a US-sponsored peace accord in 1979 and the two countries maintain close co-ordination on security.