Belgium releases sole suspect charged over Brussels attacks

Police officers take part in an operation in Schaerbeek, Brussels, late on March 24, 2016Belgium on Monday freed the sole suspect charged over last week’s Islamic State attacks in Brussels that left 35 dead, raising fresh questions about the handling of the case by under-fire Belgian authorities. Prosecutors charged Faycal C. on Saturday with “terrorist murder” and were investigating whether he was a third airport attacker who fled after his bomb did not go off, but said there was now a lack of evidence. Police earlier Monday released new CCTV footage of a third suspect in the March 22 Zaventem airport attack, the so-called “man in the hat” seen with the two suicide bombers.

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