Al-Qaeda Operative Indicted In New York

Spin Ghul tried to bomb U.S. facilities in Nigeria and harm personnel in Afghanistan, the FBI says.

Al-Qaeda operative Spin Ghul has been indicted in New York, the FBI’s New York field office announced in a series of tweets today.

Ghul, whose full name is Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, was “associated with al-Qaeda since ‘01, traveled to Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia for jihad, arriving before the 9/11 attacks,” according to the agency’s Twitter.

Defendant is also charged with attempting to bomb US diplomatic buildings in #Nigeria after receiving more training in Africa #AQ

— NewYorkFBI (@FBI New York)

According to a press release from the FBI, Ghul “was extradited from Italy to the United States on October 4, 2012, and arraigned in a sealed proceeding in federal court in Brooklyn, New York on October 5, 2012.” The case is scheduled for a public status conference at the U.S. courthouse in Brooklyn on March 22.

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