A suspect implicated in the September 11, 2001 attacks in the US, Mohamed Haidar Zammar, a German citizen of Syrian origin, has been arrested by Kurdish forces in Syria, the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights reported today.
The NGO, which quoted sources from the Kurdish Syrian leadership, explained that Zammar is being investigated in a detention center of the Kurdish security forces “Asayish” in Syria, after being captured.
The investigation is carried out by a joint committee of the Intelligence of the Democratic Syrian Forces (FSD), an armed alliance headed by Kurdish militias, and the international coalition led by the United States.
The Observatory recalled that Zamman, who was born in the Syrian city of Aleppo, is accused by the US of being involved in the 9/11 attacks.
It is believed that this man could be the recruiter of the terrorists who perpetrated the attacks.
According to the Observatory, the suspect was detained in the past by Syrian government forces, but was released in 2013.
Besides being a member of Al Qaeda, Zammar joined the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS), which proclaimed a caliphate in Syria and Iraq in June 2014.