The National Intelligence Service's operation is in full swing for the terrorist network to which the two Pakistanis, aged 27 and 29, who were arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Service while aiming to carry out a hit on a Jewish restaurant and synagogue, with human casualties, are said to belong. in the area of Psirri.
The operation, which has the code name "Hyacinthos", is recalled to have been launched by the Ministry of Defense last August following information about a possible attempt to create a terrorist cell in Greece, while the Israeli Mossad also came into play, providing expertise and important information. , mainly about the "mastermind", a 30-year-old Pakistani, who was allegedly giving directions from Iran.
According to information from EYP circles, as part of the operation, in addition to the two Pakistanis who were arrested as members of the terrorist group that intended to destroy the restaurant in Psirri, eight of their compatriots, who had contacts with them and were arrested for administrative deportation, as they were illegally in Greece.
The eight Pakistanis have come under the microscope of the Greek authorities, because they come from the same region of Pakistan as the two accused as members of the terrorist cell and their 30-year-old guide in Iran, while they had close relations with the 27-year-old and the 29-year-old.
As reported by relevant officials, the investigations are mainly focused on 3-4 of them, in order to establish whether and to what extent they are involved in the case.
At the same time, from the decoding of the conversations between the two arrested for terrorism with the 30-year-old in Iran, by the special analysts of the EYP, as well as the information provided by the Mossad, new information is constantly coming to light about the movements of the protagonists of this case .
According to the above sources, the main execution arm of the cell in Greece was allegedly the 27-year-old Haider, arrested in Zakynthos, and then the 29-year-old Hussein, arrested in Sparta, who are described as "extremely dangerous, without moral qualms, who would do anything for money' while blindly obeying the instructions of the 30-year-old from Iran.
From the conversations that have been deciphered so far, it appears that the 30-year-old had promised them that after the massacre he would give them 16.000 euros for each dead person, while assuring them that he had ensured them a way of safe escape from Greece to Iran, where they would be opened their own restaurant.
Conversations between the guide and 27-year-old Heider in Zakynthos, which were leaked, appear that the aim was to have many dead from the strike at the Jewish restaurant.
Among the things they said was how they would strike. At first they talked about explosives, but Haider said he didn't know of any.
He then mentioned that he could find firearms, but he was afraid.
– I have a friend on another island who has weapons (including war rifles) and pistols, Haider says.
- Go get them and send me photos to keep, the guide answers him.
Haider: I'm afraid because I might be "taken out" and how will I transport them?
Instructor: Take 2-3, then go into the kitchen, open the bottles and start a fire. Send one first to inspect, take videos and photos and send them to me.
It is noted that, as the authorities say, both Haider and Hussain had worked at times in restaurant and bar kitchens and were familiar with the specific areas.
The guide asks for the attack to take place in an enclosed area so that there are many victims, while Haider says that there must be many dead to be worth the money they will get.
The instructor also asks that after the beating they take videos that show the victims' wounds clearly.
The same EYP circles characterize the case as extremely serious and it was upgraded when they requested information from the Mossad about the "mastermind" in Iran. As the Israeli Intelligence Service informed, the 30-year-old is "mapped" and considered one of the main recruiters in the executive arm of an Iranian paramilitary organization, which has been operating since 1979 and carries out strikes against Israeli targets abroad.
For these actions it recruits people of other nationalities, mainly Pakistanis, Kurds and Azeris, while at times such members have been arrested in various countries.
In this case, both the recruiter and guide, as well as the two arrested, are from the crime-prone Sarkodha region of Pakistan and knew each other beforehand.
The 30-year-old guide, according to the EYP and as it appears from the information given by the Mossad, is a member of a particularly cruel family and his father is held in Pakistani prisons for murder, while his brother is also for other serious crimes.
The 27-year-old and the 29-year-old have been in Greece illegally for about four years, they were hosted in various houses of their compatriots and moved from place to place, where they were mainly employed in agricultural work. In Athens, they were hosted in two houses of their compatriots, from the same region of Pakistan in Agioi Anargyros, which were investigated by the Anti-Terrorist Service.