Younes Abouyaaqoub, the terrorist who perpetrated the massive rampage on the Ramblas in Barcelona, survived by eating figs, grapes and blackberries that he picked up in the countryside in his flight to the vineyards of Subirats where he was shot dead by the Mossos d'Esquadra, according to what emerges from the results of the autopsy.
The forensic reports included in the summary of the case of the 17A bombings in Barcelona and Cambrils (Tarragona), to which Efe has had access, found inside the terrorist's stomach a large number of fig seeds, some of grapes and remains of blackberries.
The conclusions of the autopsy point to the hypothesis of the Mossos d'Esquadra that the terrorist did not count on the help of third parties in his flight, but that he fed on what he found in the countryside and slept in the open on his journey between the Ramblas de Barcelona, where he perpetrated the outrage, to the vineyards of Subirats, where he was killed.
Abouyaaqoub was surprised on August 21, 2017 by the Catalan police crouched among some vineyards of Subirats and, when the officers stopped, he showed them the false bomb vest that was attached to the body, so the Mossos opened fire on him until who fell dejected.
The autopsy performed on the body of the terrorist reveals that he had "25 injuries caused by firearms and other 17 of the blunt type, very slight and superficial, in the form of erosions and ecchymosis", which forensics relate to his fall, once shot down, "or with walking through wooded area".
According to the report, the terrorist had trajectories of projectiles throughout the body: in the cervical and facial region, in the clavicle, in the wrist, in the thigh, in the genitals, in the gluteus, as well as in various internal organs such as the lungs, the liver and the diaphragm.
With the investigation into the attacks already advanced, the central court of instruction number 4 of the National Court, which investigates the case, authorized the repatriation of the bodies of the five terrorists who died killed in Cambrils (Tarragona), allegedly when they tried a new attack, as well as that of Younes Abouyaaqoub to the Moroccan localities from which their families come.
This was requested by the relatives of the deceased terrorists, who in a letter sent to the investigating judge asked him to dispose of the corpses so they could be buried, according to the rites of their religion, Islam.
In that letter, which also appears in the summary, the relatives of the dead terrorists appealed to their need to "move forward in the grieving process", for which they requested that they be given death certificates and the bodies of the terrorists.
The relatives affirm in their letter that their intention is not to "generate feelings of piety or commiseration" or "arrogate" the place that corresponds to the relatives of the victims of the attacks, but they do convey to the judge their condolences, that, "as parents and mothers, does not understand guilt or responsibility. "
The letter insists that the families of the terrorists are not "part of the problem", but they can be the "solution", so they are available to the court, the Prosecutor's Office and the security forces of the State to collaborate in the investigation of the attacks and in "everything related to the detection and prevention of radicalism."
"Our pain is unimaginable," says the letter, in which relatives regret the attacks: "We share the common sorrow of any citizen of this country and, as Muslims, we condemn that these barbarities are committed in the name of Islam, religion of the peace".