As the British police’s investigation into the suicide bombing that killed 22 concert-goers in Manchester continues, Salman Abedi’s sister claimed her brother likely sought revenge for children killed in Syria by US air strikes. Though Salman’s brother was arrested for allegedly knowing of the planned attack, his father denies his son’s involvement.

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Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi’s sister said her brother sought revenge for the Syrian children killed by US air strikes. “I think he saw children – Muslim children – dying everywhere and wanted revenge,” Jomana Abedi told the Wall Street Journal. “He saw the explosives America drops on children in Syria and he wanted revenge. Whether he got that is between him and God.”

Meanwhile, British police announced that another woman who had been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the attack was released to her home and will not face charges.

The Abedi family has been in the spotlight ever since it was revealed that the bomber’s father, Ramadan Abedi, had been arrested in Tripoli in the 1990s and was an alleged member of the Al-Qaeda-backed Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, which he denies. Salman’s younger brother Hashim was also arrested in Tripoli for allegedly knowing of his brother’s plans for an attack.

As previously reported by JOL, Ramadan denied his son’s involvement and stated that he had spoken with his son, who was getting ready to travel to Saudi Arabia for the holy month of Ramadan, six days ago.

The Abedi family is believed to have found political asylum in the UK after fleeing Libya in 1993 following an arrest warrant issued by Muammar Gaddafi’s security authorities.