How the Sitra attack revealed Qatar’s involvement in financing terrorism in Bahrain
On July 28th 2015, a terrorist bombing targeted the Bahraini police in the Sitra district of the capital Manama, killing two security officers and injuring eight others, details later revealed who was behind the terrorist attack.
According to investigations conducted by the Bahraini authorities which were presented in part in a documentary broadcasted on Monday on the state television, the terrorist attack was funded by a prominent Qatari businessman who worked to finance terrorist groups from 2010 until the date of the attack.
The evidence obtained by the Financial Investigation Department revealed that a prominent Qatari businessman named Mohammed Suleiman Haider, sent money transfers from 2010 to 2015 to Hassan Issa Marzouk which were used to finance terrorism.
Hassan Issa Marzouk aged 47 years old, a former parliamentarian and member of the dissolved Wifak organization, was arrested on the 18th of August 2015 upon his return from Iran. He is currently serving a 10-year sentence.