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Man linked to 9/11 attacks on U.S. captured in Syria: Pentagon

A Syrian-born German citizen linked to the 9/11 attacks on the United States, was captured in Syria by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) more than a month ago, the Pentagon made it public on Thursday.

“We can confirm that Mohammad Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national, was captured more than a month ago by SDF partners as part of their ongoing operations to defeat Daesh inside Syria,” Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said.

“We are working with our SDF partners to obtain additional details,” Pahon said.

The 9/11 Commission report said Zammar was an “outspoken, flamboyant Islamist” who extolled “the virtues of violent jihad.”

Zammar reportedly had taken credit for influencing Mohammed Atta, who led the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.

There are currently hundreds of foreign Daesh elements in custody of SDF, and are under interrogation in coordination with the US-led Global Coalition to Counter Daesh.

Media Office
Apr 19, 2018

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