– Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, captured as he sought to travel from Jordan to Kuwait, was due to be arraigned in New York on charges of conspiring to kill Americans.
The indictment against Suleiman Abu Ghaith was unsealed on Thursday, according to a statement by US Attorney-General Eric Holder.
The capture of Abu Ghaith, which came after a decade-long manhunt, was reported on Thursday by the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet.
Mr Abu Ghaith allegedly helped plan al-Qaeda’s September 11, 2001, attacks in the US and has been among the group’s most influential surviving leaders since US Navy SEALs killed bin Laden in May 2011. Mr Holder called the apprehension of Mr Abu Ghaith an important milestone in counter-terrorism efforts. He is expected to be presented and arraigned on Friday at 10am US time before Judge Lewis Kaplan in the US District Court of New York.
Assistant director-in-charge of the FBI’s New York field office George Venizelos said Mr Abu Ghaith held a key position in al-Qaeda, comparable to the consigliere in a mob family.
Turkish authorities, acting on information from the CIA, first seized Mr Abu Ghaith more than a month ago at a hotel in Ankara, the Turkish capital, according to US congressional and intelligence officials.
A Turkish court subsequently rejected a US request for his extradition and released him on the grounds that he had not been charged with committing any crime in Turkey.
CIA officers located him after he arrived in Ankara with an Iranian passport and he asked Saudi Arabian diplomats to help his wife and children go to their country, US officials said. His wife is a Saudi citizen.
Mr Abu Ghaith was seized when he attempted to travel to Kuwait from Jordan, a country with close ties to the US, officials said – John Walcott


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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