Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, said to be a spokesman and the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, has been arrested and will be tried in New York City.
According to BBC News, Ghaith was captured within the last week in Jordan. US officials also said he played a role in planning the 9/11 attacks.
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He has been taken into US custody and will appear in a New York court on Friday, reported The New York Times. He faces many charges, including material support for terrorism and conspiracy to kill Americans.
"I commend our CIA and FBI, our allies in Jordan, and President Obama for their capture of al-Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith," said Rep. Peter King, the chairman of the Sub-Committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence and a member of the Homeland Security Committee, who first announced the news, according to NBC News. "I trust he received a vigorous interrogation, and will face swift and certain justice."
The Times also noted that Ghaith's capture is a rare case of an al Qaeda member being detained overseas rather than killed. Targeted killings are said to be approved only when there is no possibility of capture.