Main suspect of Reyhanlı attack killed in Syria: Security sources
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyThe former head of an outlawed Turkish group, who recently headed a Syrian militia group allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that is accused of the 2013 terror attack in Turkey’s Reyhanlı, is reported to have been killed in a clash between Syrian rebels and pro-regime forces in Latakia.
Mihraç Ural was one of the main suspects of the 2013 bombing in the Reyhanlı district of the southeastern Turkish border province of Hatay, which claimed 52 lives and injured 140.
At least 20 people were arrested as part of a probe launched by the Adana Public Prosecutor’s Office over the incident and Ural’s name appeared in an indictment as one of the masterminds behind the attack, along with Syrian intelligence.
The indictment also said Ural was spotted inside Syria with five other fugitive suspects of the attack.
Ural headed the “Acilciler” branch of the outlawed Turkish People’s Liberation Party-Front (THKP-C), founded in the 1970s.