Turkish security forces have detained Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law Suleiman Abu Gheith in Ankara following a tip-off from US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
The former spokesman of the terror network reportedly escaped Afghanistan following the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 and settled in a camp in Iran.
The US intelligence learned that he entered Turkey on a false passport and informed the Turkish intelligence agency (MIT) about his location. He was detained at a hotel in Cankaya district of Ankara, Hurryiet Daily News reported, quoting the Daily Milliyet.
The London-based Asharq Al-Awsat quoted a source close to Abu Gheith’s family as saying that he intended to seek political asylum in Turkey. The man is the husband of Fatima Bin Laden. Abu Gheith is a Kuwaiti national who had citizenship revoked.
The arrest of Abu Gheith came a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up at the US embassy in Ankara killing a Turkish security guard and wounding three other people.