The Briton who killed 22 people in a suicide bombing in Manchester in 2017 had been rescued from the Libyan war by the British Navy three years earlier, according to the Daily Mail.

Salman Abedi, then a 19-year-old student at the University of Manchester on vacation in Libya, was caught up in the civil conflict in the Arab country and was one of the evacuees in August 2014 by HMS Enterprise.

His little brother Hashem, who is awaiting trial in Libya as an accomplice to the attack on the Manchester Arena pavilion on May 22, 2017, was also on the ship that moved them to Malta, from where they traveled to the United Kingdom, according to the ‘Daily Mail’ .

“For this man to have committed such an atrocity on UK soil after we rescued him from Libya was an act of utter betrayal.” an unidentified government source told the newspaper.

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