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Details of family history given to the survey
A photo of Abedi taken on April 15 as he traveled from the UK to Libya via Manchester Airport is shown.
The cell phone numbers linked to it were also quickly discovered.
One was in contact with convicted terrorist Abdalraouf Abdallah, according to the investigation, and with a man who was charged with a terrorist offense and subsequently cleared.
Rabaa Abedi, the brothers’ aunt, made a statement, according to the investigation.
She lives in Canada.
Her brother, Ramadan, the father of the brothers, joined the Libyan police and married Samia in Tripoli in December 1990.
They fled Libya and traveled to the UK via Saudi Arabia.
Ramadan arrived in the UK in July 1993 and applied for asylum five days later.
He was initially refused, the inquiry says, but after appeals he was granted refugee status in 1997.
Samia was granted the same status at the time due to their marriage.
Ramadan was granted unlimited leave to stay in the UK in 2002, but refused UK citizenship.
In 1993 he was shown to be residing in Manchester.
The investigation learns that he was “naturalized” in May 2007 following a second application for citizenship.
Ismail Abedi, the older brother, was arrested and questioned on May 23, according to the investigation.
He said he had “asked his parents for help” for his siblings, says DCS Barraclough, and that they had dropped out of school.
Hashem, Ismail said, had started using drugs and Ismail told police he believed his siblings were involved in fraud, according to the investigation.
Abdurrahman Forjani, a cousin of the brothers, was also interviewed, DCS Barraclough said.
The Abedi family, he told police, were deeply religious.