From A Closer Look On Syria
- IS bomb suspect planned to target Berlin airport: official - AFP, Al-Monitor, October 8, 2016 (mirror)
- Manhunt for German bomb plot suspect; 1 man in custody - Associated Press, October 9, 2016
- Terror Suspect Tied Up by Fellow Syrian in Germany: Report - NBC News, October 10, 2016,
- A nearly two-day nationwide manhunt ended overnight when police nabbed a Syrian terror suspect.
- Suspected ISIS bomb plotter Jaber Albakr commits suicide in custody after arrest in Germany on Monday - The Sun, October 12, 2016
- Cops detained the Syrian national after a huge manhunt over fears he was planning an airport atrocity
- German terror suspect Jaber al-Bakr's jail death a scandal, says lawyer - BBC News, October 13, 2016
- The Investigation Into a Suspected Terrorist's Suicide - The Atlantic, October 13, 2016
- Berlin bombing suspect radicalised by imams in Germany, brother says - Reuters, October 14, 2016
- "This is why we believe he returned to Syria," Alaa told Reuters by phone from the village of Sa'sa' southwest of Damascus.
- "He went to Turkey seven months ago and spent two months in Syria. He called us and told us 'I'm volunteering with the White Helmets (emergency teams) in Idlib'."
- Pressed to say if his brother had joined Islamist militant groups in Syria, Alaa Albakr said he could neither confirm nor deny if that was the case.
- Syrian bombing suspect in Germany spoke to IS contact about attack plans: newspaper - Reuters, October 15, 2016
- ‘Refugee who planned airport attack radicalised in Germany not Syria’ - Middle East Monitor, October 15, 2016
- Berlin terror suspect was former member of White Helmets in Idlib - Leith Fadel, AMN, October 16, 2016
- The Jaber al-Bakr Story: How a White Helmets Volunteer Almost Blew Up Berlin Airport - Christoph Germann, Boiling Frogs Post, October 17, 2016
- White Helmets Covering Up Genocidal Massacres? - Adam Larson, October 20, 2016
- Our first notice of civil defense (at ACLOS) was in the spring of 2015, in Sarmin, Idlib province. This is where alleged Germany bomb plot suspect Jaber al-Bakr later did "humanitarian work" with the White Helmets and Ahrar al-Sham, in between stints learning about explosives with Islamic State in Raqqah. (see Christoph Germann, Newsbud) Idlib province is now "liberated" by Islamists and "Talibanized." "No religious minorities remain," after fleeing, forced conversion, or - perhaps - murder or abduction. (Landis and Simon at Foreign Affairs)