Bin Laden son-in-law in New York after CIA kidnapping, Turkey deportation

Abu Ghaith was kidnapped to the United States in an operation led by Jordanian authorities and the FBI, the sources said.

Bin Laden son-in-law in New York after CIA kidnapping, Turkey deportation

World Bulletin / News Desk

U.S. prosecutors unsealed an indictment against a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden on Thursday that charged him with conspiracy to kill Americans, after CIA kidnapped overseas and brought to New York.

A Turkish court had issued a deportation order because Suleiman Abu Ghaith used a forged passport to enter Turkey from Iran. He was held at an undisclosed location due to security concerns. Under normal circumstances, foreigners in such a situation are held at a detention facility at the police department's Foreign National Department. Abu Ghaith is stateless as Kuwait has stripped him of his citizenship.

Sources said Abu Ghaith was extradited for Kuwait on March 1, the day when US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Turkey for recent talks.

Abu Ghaith was kidnapped to the United States in an operation led by Jordanian authorities and the FBI, the sources said.

The Turkish government deported Suleiman Abu Ghaith to Jordan, the sources said, where local authorities and the FBI took custody of him. He was brought to the United States in the last few days, a law enforcement source said.

U.S. officials including Attorney General Eric Holder announced the indictment on Thursday, saying he would be arraigned on Friday at U.S. District Court in lower Manhattan.

Initial public confirmation of Abu Ghaith's capture came from Representative Peter King, a senior Republican member of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee and former chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.

"I commend our CIA and FBI, our allies in Jordan, and President (Barack) Obama for their capture of al-Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith. I trust he received a vigorous interrogation, and will face swift and certain justice," King said in a statement.

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