Suspected 9/11 Recruiter Captured In Syria The Pentagon Reports1 min read

The Pentagon on Thursday confirmed statements by a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-affiliated group battling Bashar Assad’s regime, announcing the capture of Mohammad Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national linked to the Sept. 11, 2001 US attacks.

Known as a staunch advocate of “violent jihad,” Zammar was captured in Syria by US-backed forces over a month ago, announced Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon. The arrest is “part of [the SDF’s] ongoing operations to defeat ISIS inside Syria,” continued Pahon.

“We are working with our SDF partners to obtain additional details,” Pahon said.

According to the Congressional account on the 9/11 attacks, Zammar was an “outspoken, flamboyant Islamist” who extolled “the virtues of violent jihad.” He was also fingered as the a “possible recruiter” of the 9/11 attackers.

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