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Posted on 03/07/2013 10:44:53 AM PST by Nachum
Osama bin Laden´s son-in-law has been captured and is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, two administration officials said on Thursday. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, was captured within the last week in Jordan, according to a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York. The lawmaker had been told of the capture by law enforcement officials. Congress was notified when Ghaith was taken into U.S. custody, the officials said.
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A Look at Iran
September 11, 2001 (Memorial/Research Site)
Milan cell linked to al-Qaida operatives
Chicago Tribune via Seattle Times ^ | June 30, 2002 | John Crewdson and Tom Hundley
Posted on June 30, 2002 1:14:33 AM PDT by sarcasm
MILAN, Italy Italian anti-terrorism investigators, poring over hundreds of hours of surreptitiously recorded conversations among members of Europe’s most important al-Qaida outpost, say they are convinced a cell in Milan supplied false passports and other bogus documents to al-Qaida operatives who may have succeeded in entering the United States.
The absence of any apparent contact between the Milan al-Qaida operation and the Sept. 11 hijackers, who spawned their deadly plot in Hamburg, Germany, could mean that other potential al-Qaida terrorists managed to take up residence in the United States before Sept. 11 and may still be there awaiting a signal to strike.
That possibility was underscored last week when U.S. authorities confirmed the authenticity of a declaration by the chief al-Qaida spokesman, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, that the organization retains “the capability to threaten America and execute such threats.”
In Washington, D.C., the FBI declined to comment on the investigations of what a spokesman called “our European partners.” But after Sept. 11, U.S. officials disclosed that they were monitoring several suspected al-Qaida cells in the United States, and CBS News last week cited intelligence reports appearing to confirm that “al-Qaida is still active in the United States.”
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Posted: 11th March 2013 by Vahid Brown in AQ Leadership, Bin Laden, Iran
SNIPPET: “Finally, I would note that there was speculation in some of the initial reports about Sayf al-Adls release in 2009 that the Iranian diplomat prisoner swap had also included the release of Abu Ghaith and Abu Hafs al-Muritani at that time. Since we now know that wasnt the case, it raises further questions about the current whereabouts of Sayf al-Adl. He, and his colleague Abu Muhammad al-Masri, may very well still be in Iran, or only recently released. I would imagine that it is the fates of these men that the US government is most eager to learn details of from Abu Ghaith, now that he is in custody.”
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Date of Birth : April 11, 1963; April 11, 1960
Place of Birth : Egypt
Hair : Dark
Eyes : Dark
Sex : Male
Citizenship : Egyptian
Aliases : Seif Al Adel, Ibrahim al-Madani
Saif al-Adel is believed to be a high-ranking member of the al-Qaida organization. He has been indicted for his alleged role in the August 7, 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya.
The individual listed above has been indicted on the following charges:
Conspiracy to kill United States nationals, to murder, to destroy buildings and property of the United States, and to destroy national defense utilities of the United States.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam, Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan, Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, Saif al-Adel, Anas al-Liby, Ahmed Mohamed Hamed Ali, the now deceased Usama bin Ladin and others already in custody are believed to be responsible for the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya on August 7, 1998. The embassy bombings killed 224 civilians and wounded over 5,000 others. These terrorists are believed to be members of al-Qaida, an international terrorist network..
“Trial of Osama bin Ladens son-in-law begins”
By Adam Goldman, Published: March 5, 2014
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By ADAM KLASFELD
March 5, 2014
SNIPPET: “MANHATTAN (CN) - Opening arguments for biggest terrorism trial to hit federal courts in recent memory began with a mention of the worst attacks on U.S. soil and ended with a reference to the infamous massacre that preceded the nation’s founding.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Lewis set the stage for his remarks with the words, “It was the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001,” when nearly 3,000 people died in attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
On “the most important night in al-Qaida’s savage history,” Osama bin Laden needed a man to “rally his troops,” Lewin said, as he moved behind the defense table.
“Osama bin Laden turned to this man, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the defendant,” Lewin added, pointing at the accused man’s back.
Attorneys for neither party mentioned that Abu Ghaith was bin Laden’s son-in-law.
The prosecutor said that Abu Ghaith accepted bin Laden’s offer and appeared the next morning with him and bin Laden’s then-deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri. Speaking on behalf of al-Qaida, Abu Ghaith allegedly warned the United States and its allies that a “great army is gathering against you.””
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Monday, March 10, 2014Last Update: 4:52 PM PT
SNIPPET: “ MANHATTAN (CN) - A British man testifying on Monday at the trial of Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law said he planned to blow up a plane on a domestic flight on a suicide mission, along with “Shoe Bomber” Richard Reid, after the Sept. 11 attacks, but bailed on the plan at the last minute.
“I was supposed to fly to the United States of America” in December 2001, Saajid Badat testified from London via live video during the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who is accused of conspiring to kill Americans and supporting a terrorist organization.
Badat outlined plans that he said bin Laden and “five to 10” others hatched to “destroy an airplane.” “We were supposed to bring down flights,” he said.
He said he “spoke to Osama bin Laden” in September or early October 2001, and that bin Laden and about “five to 10 people” were “talking about this particular mission,” and that he and Reid were to be given an “explosive device.””
SNIPPET: “He testified that depending on how the plot progressed with al Qaida higher-ups, he and Reid were to board separate domestic flights with explosives hidden in their shoes and detonate them.
The second option was to detonate planes on transatlantic flights.
“The third was to look for flights across Europe,” he said.”
“Bin Laden relative admitted al Qaeda link, FBI agent says”
BY BERNARD VAUGHAN
NEW YORK Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:46pm EDT
SNIPPET: “(Reuters) - Suleiman Abu Ghaith admitted that months before al Qaeda’s 2001 hijacked jet attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, he promised Osama bin Laden he would be a spokesman for the group, an FBI agent testified on Thursday in a U.S. court.”
SNIPPET: “The case is U.S. v. Abu Ghayth, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 98-cr-01023.”
(Reporting by Bernard Vaughan; Editing by David Gregorio)