Younis al-Mauritani

Younis al-Mauritani
Born 1981[1]

Nationality Mauritanian

Younis al-Mauritani, born Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad al-Husayn Ould Muhammad Salim,[3] is an al-Qaeda chief arrested on charges of planning and executing international operations for the global terror network including involvement in the 2010 European terror plot. The White House praised the capture - reportedly the result of co-operation between US and Pakistani intelligence services. Younis was arrested along with two associates. This capture comes a month after the United States reported they would be withholding millions of financial assistance from the Pakistani government.[4]

Al-Mauritani was captured by the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence with Frontier Corps Balochistan and assistance from U.S. intelligence on September 6, 2011 in his Quetta, Pakistan safehouse.[5]

Al-Mauritani was extradited to Mauritania on May 31, 2013.[6] He was sentenced to 20 years in prison on April 20, 2015.[7]

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  4. ^ "Al-Qaeda chief Younis al-Mauritani held, says Pakistan". BBC. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Key Al Qaeda agent Younis Al Mauritani captured in Pakistan". The National. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Mauritania Says U.S. Sent Prisoner From Afghan Base". The New York Times. 1 June 2013.
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