Friday 23 February 2018

US captures Bin Laden son-in-law in Jordan

Suleiman Abu Ghaith, the spokesman of alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network, claiming responsibility for the September 11 suicide attacks in the United States
Suleiman Abu Ghaith, the spokesman of alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network, claiming responsibility for the September 11 suicide attacks in the United States

Lara Jakes

OSAMA bin Laden's spokesman and son-in-law has been captured by the United States in what has been hailed as a "significant victory" in the fight against al-Qa'ida.

Sulamain Abu Ghaith was captured in Jordan in the last week and his extradition to the United States – where he is expected to be prosecuted in New York – is imminent.

Abu Ghaith became an international name in late 2001 when he appeared on pan-Arab satellite television urging Muslims everywhere to fight the United States and warning of more attacks similar to those of September 11. In one video, he was sitting with bin Laden in front of a rock face in Afghanistan.

A teacher and mosque preacher in Kuwait, he was stripped of his Kuwaiti citizenship after September 11, 2001.

Irish Independent

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