Hashem Abedi and Ramadan Abedi are still being interrogated – daily – by Libya’s Special Deterrence Force. Its spokesman Ahmed Ben Salem told the BBC the attack was being planned as far back as last December.
He said the force had important information about Abedi’s contacts in the UK and Libya.
But security officials in Libya say they have closer co-operation with the CIA than with London.
A general with the UN-backed government in Tripoli said they wanted better intellect sharing – as quickly as possible – to avoid another Manchester.
Abedi’s brother Hashem has admitted while in detention that they both joined the group known as Islamic State( IS) in 2015, a Libyan security official said.
It is difficult to discern if the information was render freely or under duress.
Libyan officials suppose Hashem Abedi bought constituents for the bomb while in the UK. He left the UK on the same day as his brother.