A German Jihadi who helped plan the 9/11 attack and who recruited some of the hijackers used in the attack has been captured by Syrian Kurds who are questioning him.
This is the second time he has been captured. CIA agents detained him in Morocco in December of 2001. He was turned over to Syrian authorities and he received a 12-year sentence for being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood that could have resulted in a death sentence at that time. At that same time, Barack Obama was hiring Muslim Brotherhood members for his administration.
Since civil war has broken out in Syria, prisoners such as Mohammed Haydar Zammar have either been released by the government or escaped from prison in order to join radical Islamic groups fighting against Syria. Zammar was originally in an Al Qaeda affiliated group known as the Al-Nusra Front.
They have since split from Al Qaeda and are now known as Fateh al-Sham and is designated a “foreign terrorist organization” by the U.S.
Israel National News reported:
A Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States has been detained by Kurdish forces in Syria, a senior Kurdish commander told AFP on Wednesday.
“Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been arrested by Kurdish security forces in northern Syria and is now being interrogated,” the top official said, but did not provide further details.
Zammar, who is in his mid-fifties, has been accused of recruiting some of the September 11 hijackers.
He was detained in Morocco in December 2001 in an operation involving CIA agents, and was handed over to the Syrian authorities two weeks later.
A Syrian court sentenced Zammar to 12 years in prison in 2007 for belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, a charge that at the time could have resulted in the death penalty.
Due to the civil war in Syria, many hardline Islamist prisoners have either been released from jail or broke free and went on to join jihadist groups fighting in the war.
Al-Qaeda, which was behind the 9/11 attacks, operated a branch in Syria known as the Al-Nusra Front. However, the two groups cut ties in late July of 2017. The group now goes by the name Fateh al-Sham and is designated a “foreign terrorist organization” by the U.S.
The Kurds are questioning him about possible connections to ISIS and it is not known whether they will turn him over to the United States in order to be tried for 9/11.
Time will tell.