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US Congressman: Bin Laden's Son-in-law Captured

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A senior U.S. congressman says Osama bin Laden's son in law, a former al-Qaida spokesman, has been captured.

Republican Peter King on Thursday credited CIA and FBI agents with catching Sulaiman Abu Ghaith recently in Jordan.

A Turkish newspaper reported that Abu Ghaith was seized at a luxury hotel in the Turkish capital, Ankara. Sources said he was then deported to Jordan, where U.S. intelligence agents took him into custody.

Turkish officials refused to comment on the newspaper report.

Abu Ghaith appeared in al-Qaida propaganda videos after the terrorist attacks on the United States in 2001. He is expected to be prosecuted in a U.S. federal court in New York.

Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the 2001 attacks, was killed nearly two years ago in a U.S. raid on his compound in Pakistan.



King is a member of the Intelligence Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives and a former chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.

In addition to U.S. intelligence agents, King praised U.S. President Barack Obama for the capture of Abu Ghaith.

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