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    Istanbul Airport Mastermind Identified as ISIS Lieutenant

    His name is Akhmed Chatayev. The well-known Russian terrorist, aka Akhmed One-Arm, has been identified by Turkish media and the chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security as the man who planned Tuesday’s bombings at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport that killed 44 people. Turkish officials say the three suicide bombers were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, and 13 more suspects have been arrested in connection with the killings. But Chatayev’s involvement will help officials link the attacks to ISIS, something they’d been struggling to do.

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