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

Erdogan has declared war on Syrian Kurdish population.

NATO’s member, Turkey, is invading Afrin, a democratically self-governed region in North Syria.

The canton of Afrin has been the most secure and safe region in Syria for its inhabitants despite the embargo. It is democratically governed by locally-elected councils and it hosts more than 300,000 IDPs from the other Syrian cities.

We implore the international community to act in the name of peace and justice, and work to halt this Turkish offensive with such efforts as instituting a no-fly zone over Afrin, sending a team of UN observers, or providing peace-keeping troops to secure the Turkish-Syrian border.