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 6, 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]

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