#Breaking - #AQ operative Spin Ghul arrested, charged. Conspiracy to bomb US diplomatic facilities in Nigeria, kill US forces in Afghanistan— FBI New York
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.
Spin Ghul would fight, with others, against US forces in Afghanistan, while associated with an al-Qaeda group based in Pakistan. #AQ— FBI New York
Spin Ghul received military training @ al-Qaeda training camps w/hope that he could kill US and Coalition forces fighting in Afghanistan #AQ— FBI New York
Spin Ghul attempted to kill United States military personnel in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2003 #AQ Details here: http://t.co/MnR2Jfa6kW— FBI New York
Defendant is also charged with attempting to bomb US diplomatic buildings in #Nigeria after receiving more training in Africa #AQ— 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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