Younis al-Mauritani

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Who is Younis al-Mauritani?

Younis al-Mauritani is a suspected 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.

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

Al-Mauritani was extradited to Mauritania on May 31, 2013.

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on July 23, 2013

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