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ISIS terrorists seen laughing in photos before Barcelona terror attack

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Fox News

by Travis Fedschun

Chilling new images published in Spanish media Tuesday show ISIS terrorists smiling as they prepare explosives before last year's deadly attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort town.

The previously unreleased photos were leaked from the investigation into the van attack in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district and the vehicle and knife attack in the coastal town of Cambrils that killed 16 people on Aug. 17-18.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks saying the perpetrators were “soldiers of the Islamic State."

In one of the photos published by the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, one of the terrorists, identified as Youssef Aalla, can be seen smiling and posing with an explosive belt at a house in Alcanar, Spain.

Authorities said at the time the terror cell used the house in Alcanar as a bomb factory, and were planning to set off bombs at high-profile targets, until a blast at the home killed two terrorists Aug. 16 -- the day before the attacks. Authorities initially thought the blast was due to a gas explosion but later realized the building was packed with butane canisters.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/08/isis-terrorists-seen-laughing-in-photos-before-barcelona-terror-attack.html

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