Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was seized by CIA agents and taken to the United States after Turkey deported him to Jordan this month, a Turkish newspaper reported on Thursday.

Abu Ghaith, a former spokesman of the al-Qaeda, was seized last month at a luxury hotel in Ankara after a tip-off from CIA and was held there despite a U.S. extradition request. He was deported to Jordan on March 1 to be sent back to Kuwait but was seized by CIA agents, said The Hurriyet newspaper.

Ankara considers Abu Ghaith a “stateless” person as he was stripped of his Kuwaiti nationality after appearing in videos defending the 9/11 attacks and threatening further violence. The U.S. wanted him over his alleged connection to the attacks. — AFP