Younis al-Mauritani

Younis al-Mauritani
Born 1981[1]
Saudi Arabia[2]
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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