U.S. Forces who are massed in the Kingdom of Jordan to direct the Syrian “rebel” (Al Qaeda & Muslim Brotherhood) forces, have captured bin Laden’s son in law. This will complicate relations with the U.S. backed Al Nusra and New Syrian Army Mujahideen terror groups.
WASHINGTON—A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and longtime suspected member of al Qaeda has been captured by U.S. officials, who are preparing to bring him to the U.S. to face charges, according to three people familiar with the matter.
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, one person familiar with the case said.
The person said the U.S. plans to fly him to America to face trial, most likely in New York, where al Qaeda conspirators have been convicted in the past.
After the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Mr. Abu Ghaith appeared in al Qaeda videos condemning the U.S. air strikes on Afghanistan, saying al Qaeda would retaliate against the U.S. and Britain. After those videos appeared, Kuwait stripped him of citizenship.
Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.) said the capture “shows again that core al Qaeda is being devastated. It goes right to the heart of al Qaeda, because it’s bin Laden’s son in law. That’s a psychological victory for us and a psychological defeat for al Qaeda.”