Younis al-Mauritani

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Younis al-Mauritani, born Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad al-Husayn Ould Muhammad Salim,[1] is an al-Qaeda chief arrested on charges of planning and executing international operations for the global terror network including involvement in the 2010 European terror plot. The White House praised the capture - reportedly the result of co-operation between US and Pakistani intelligence services. Younis was arrested along with two associates. This capture comes a month after the United States reported they would be withholding millions of financial assistance from the Pakistani government.[2]

Al-Mauritani was captured by the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence with Frontier Corps Balochistan and assistance from U.S. intelligence on September 6th, 2011 in his Quetta, Pakistan safehouse.[3]

Al-Mauritani was extradited to Mauritania on May 31, 2013.[4] He was sentenced to 20 years in prison on April 20, 2015.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg1289.aspx
  2. ^ "Al-Qaeda chief Younis al-Mauritani held, says Pakistan". BBC. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Key Al Qaeda agent Younis Al Mauritani captured in Pakistan". The National. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Mauritania Says U.S. Sent Prisoner From Afghan Base". The New York Times. 1 June 2013. 
  5. ^ http://hosted2.ap.org/OKALT/2c9bced18f3c4632a8ae8740a2d36458/Article_2015-04-21-AF--Mauritania-Al-Qaida/id-96ef8ec54355469c92623b5e028b3dfa