Conspiracies

15 More Suspects in Dubai Assassination

The murder of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai just got a lot more complicated. Officials have added 15 suspects to their list, all believed to have obtained phony passports through identity theft. The total number of suspects is 26, including 12 Britons, six Irish, four French, three Australians, and one German. Fourteen of the suspects used credit cards issued by the U.S. company MetaBank while in the Gulf. According to flight details released by the Dubai government today, some of the suspects arrived in Dubai as early as March of last year, and over a four-day period last November, at least nine of the suspects were in Dubai at once. The Israeli spy service Mossad has been blamed for the extraordinarily complex hit, although Israel has refused to confirm or deny involvement.