Washington: An alleged Al-Qaeda spokesman and son-in-law of Osama bin Laden has been detained and is to appear in court in New York on Friday on terror charges, the US Department of Justice said.
According to AFP, the statement identified the suspect as Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, reportedly a 47-year-old Kuwaiti and allegedly one of the chief propagandists of the group behind the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington.
Earlier, the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden was arrested in Jordan and then brought to New York in an operation led by Jordanian authorities and the FBI.
Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a militant who appeared in videos representing al Qaeda after the September 11, attacks on New York and Washington in 2001, had initially been picked up in Turkey.
The Turkish government deported him to Jordan, where local authorities and the FBI took custody of him. He had been brought to the United States in the last few days, a law enforcement source said.