Mar 07


Bin Laden Son-in-Law in Custody in New York (Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2013):

WASHINGTON—U.S. counterterrorism operatives captured a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and brought him to New York City, where he is likely to face criminal charges as an alleged member of al Qaeda, people familiar with the matter said.

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, identified by counterterrorism officials as a spokesman for the terror group once led by his father-in-law, was recently deported from Turkey to Jordan, where U.S. agents captured him, a person familiar with the case said.

On Thursday, officials said the suspect was in federal custody in New York and likely would make a court appearance this week. It wasn’t yet clear what specific charges he would face, but U.S. officials consider him a longtime member of the core al Qaeda terrorist group responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

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