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  Adar 25, 5773 , 07/03/13

CIA Captures Bin-Laden's Son-in-Law

The Central Intelligence Agency of the United States recently captured Al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama Bin-Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu-Ghaith, who was in transit from Jordan to Kuwait under deportation orders from Tukey, according to a Thursday report by the Turkish daily Hürriyet. He had been held by Turkish authorities since early February on a tip from the CIA after he arrived illegally from Iran, the same week America's embassy in Ankara was attacked by a suicide bomber, but was released by a Turkish court because he had not committed any crimes in Turkey.

The U.S. asked Turkey to extradite Abu-Ghaith in connection with the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. He had been stripped of his Kuwaiti nationality after he appeared in videos that defended the attacks and threatened further violence. He was ordered to Kuwait because Iran would not take him. Once captured, he was taken to the U.S.

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