'Bin Laden son-in-law held in Jordan in FBI operation'

By REUTERS
March 7, 2013 19:50

WASHINGTON - A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden who served as al-Qaida's spokesman has been arrested and detained in Jordan in an operation led by Jordanian authorities and the FBI, US government sources said on Thursday.

The sources said Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a militant who had appeared in videos representing al-Qaida after the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington in 2001, had initially been picked up in Turkey.

The Turkish government then deported him to Jordan, said the sources, where local authorities and the FBI took custody of him.


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