German militant tied to 9/11 attacks arrested by Syrian Kurdish forces: Report

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A Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the 11 September 2001 attacks has been detained by Kurdish forces in Syria, a senior Kurdish commander told AFP on Wednesday.

?Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been arrested by Kurdish security forces in northern Syria and is now being interrogated,? the top official said, without providing further details.

Zammar had previously been detained by the Syrian government in the early years of the civil war, but he was freed for unknown reasons in 2014, the Washington Post reported, citing unidentified US officials.

Zammar, who is in his mid-fifties, has been accused of recruiting some of the 9/11 hijackers. 

He was detained in Morocco in December 2001 in an operation involving CIA agents, and was handed over to the Syrian authorities two weeks later. 

A Syrian court sentenced Zammar to 12 years in prison in 2007 for belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, a…

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