US transfers prisoner to Mauritania
Nouakchott: A Mauritanian official says that the United States has transferred one of its prisoners held in Afghanistan to Mauritania.
A Mauritanian security source, who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press, said that Abu Al Youness Mouritani was flown by US authorities from Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan and handed over to Mauritanian security forces.
Youness is wanted in Mauritania for his alleged involvement in an Islamic extremist attack in June 2005 in which 17 Mauritanian soldiers were killed. He was arrested in September 2011 in Pakistan by Pakistani security services supported by the US intelligence services and detained by the US at the Bagram base.
The Mauritanian security officer said Youness will stand trial for the premeditated murder and membership in a terrorist organization.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Admissions 2015: Know India's best ranking Universities
- Yasin Bhatkal calls wife from Hyderabad jail, talks of 'help from Damascus'
- Zee Media Exclusive interview with UPSC topper Ira Singhal's family
- UPSC announces Civil Services Examination 2014 results
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Is Corporate Social Responsibility nothing but a marketing gimmick?
- UPSC announces Civil Services Examination 2014 results; women bag top four positions
- Five guerrillas, one soldier killed near LoC
- 3rd Test, Day 2: Sri Lanka rattle Pakistan in decider
- Indian Mujahideen chief Yasin Bhatkal indicates Islamic State will help him get out of jail soon
- Missing UK schoolgirls seen carrying Kalashnikov rifle in ISIS's Raqqa?