Advertisement

How Libya Is Connected To The Manchester Bombing05:30
Download

Play
Members of the Libyan National Army (LNA), also known as the forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar, clash with jihadists in Benghazi's Al-Hout market area on May 20, 2017. (Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Libyan National Army (LNA), also known as the forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar, clash with jihadists in Benghazi's Al-Hout market area on May 20, 2017. (Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images)
This article is more than 3 years old.

In Manchester, England, police have arrested eight people in connection with Monday night's bombing at Manchester Arena. The investigation has also extended to Libya.

The bomber, Salman Abedi, spent three weeks there, and returned just days before the attack. Abedi's father and brother have also been detained by Libyan authorities.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with the Guardian's Libya correspondent Chris Stephen (@reportingLibya) about the connection between Libya and Manchester bombing.

This article was originally published on May 25, 2017.

This segment aired on May 25, 2017.

Related:

Advertisement

Advertisement