A still image from CCTV camera shows the three men believed to be the attackers walking inside the terminal building at Istanbul airport, Turkey June 28, 2016. Footage taken June 28, 2016. Haberturk Newspaper/Handout via REUTERS TV
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The suicide attackers who launched the deadly Istanbul airport assault were planning to take dozens of passengers hostage, Turkish media reported Friday, as CCTV of the bombers' faces emerged.Turkish media identified the mastermind of the airport attack as Akhmet Chatayev, a Chechen, saying he had led an ISIS cell in Istanbul and found accommodation for the bombers.The Hurriyet newspaper reported that the bombers had rented a flat in Istanbul's Fatih district, home to many Syrians and other Arabs, and paid 24,000 Turkish lira ($8,300, 7,500 euros) in advance for a year's rent.The police raided the apartment after the attack, according to an upstairs neighbour, who said the bombers kept the curtains closed.
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