Suspect in Mabhouh assassination arrested in Canada

Dubai Police Chief Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim holds press conference, repeats he is "100 percent sure" Mossad was behind the killing.

October 19, 2010 14:58
Dubai's Police Chief Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim

dubai police chief tamim khalfan 311. (photo credit: AP)

A suspect involved in the January 19 assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai has been arrested in Canada, Dubai Police Chief Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim announced in a press conference on Tuesday.

According to a report in UAE newspaper Al-itihad, Tamim said that the man, whose identity was not revealed, was shown in the surveillance footage used to identify the other suspects in the case.

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The police chief did not reveal any other details about the ongoing investigation, but did reiterate his belief that the Mossad was behind the assassination, saying "we are 100 percent sure."

Earlier this month, Tamim announced the arrest of another "key suspect" in the case, saying that the individual was arrested in a Western country two months ago, but that the country that made the arrest asked that details of it not be made public.

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