The British Security Service (MI5) has prevented nine terror attacks this year but failed to stop five, including the Manchester Arena terror attack, with an internal review saying the plot could have been stopped.
However, an internal review has found that one of the five plots successfully executed this year, the Manchester Arena terror bombing, could have been stopped.
Author of the review David Anderson QC said it was possible the attack by Salman Abedi, the son of an Islamic radical refugee from Libya, could have been avoided had the “cards fallen differently”.
Abedi killed 22 people — mostly women and children — at an Ariana Grande concert in May.
An unclassified version of the review outlines that Abedi had been a “subject of interest” (i.e., under investigation) to MI5 between January and July 2014 and again in October 2015…