The international police agency Interpol has identified the 27th suspect in the assassination of a Hamas operative in Dubai earlier this year, The Times of London reported on Tuesday, listing his alias as Joshua Aaron Krycer.
Interpol did not announce the suspect's age or nationality, but a passport picture showed him to be in his late 20s or 30s. The agency had previously released information on all the suspects, except for Krycer.
The real Joshua Aaron Krycer is an Australian citizen who moved to Israel three years ago, according to The Times. This makes him the fourth Australian to be named as a suspect involved in killing Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in his Dubai hotel room in January.
Most of the suspects identified in the hit - many of them European citizens with dual Israeli passports - claim to have absolutely no connection to the incident.
Interpol on Monday issued arrest notices for 16 additional suspects, who it said comprised the second team involved in the assassination. Last month. Interpol added to its most wanted list 11 suspects, it identified as members of the first team.
The individuals were tagged with "Red Notices," intended to help police identify or locate individuals with a view to their arrest and extradition. It is not an international arrest warrant, but it has been recogniaed in a number of countries as having the legal value to serve as a basis for provisional arrest.
Three Palestinians have also reportedly been arrested in connection with the investigation.
According to the Dubai police investigation, the first team allegedly carried out the killing, while a second team is believed to have closely watched al-Mabhouh's movements from the moment he landed at Dubai airport until his murder.
Interpol secretary general Ronald K. Noble said that the "thorough" investigation by Dubai police had established "clear" links through passport records and video surveillance of individuals and groups, as well as through DNA analysis, witness interviews and hotel, credit card, phone and transport records.
Mabhouh was found suffocated to death in his Dubai hotel room on January 20. Dubai police strongly suspect the Israeli intelligence service Mossad of carrying out the killing.
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