Bin Laden’s right-hand man back in UK after ‘early jail release as he’s too fat’

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Osama Bin Laden's right-hand man is allegedly walking the streets of Britain after he was reportedly released from jail because he is too fat.

Adel Abdel-Bary is reported to have won an early "mercy" release by claiming his life was at risk from Covid due to his spiralling weight, The Sun reports.

The 60-year-old was jailed in 2012 after it emerged he plotted blasts with Osama Bin Laden that killed more than 200 people.

Dad-of-six Adel, whose son is an ISIS jihadi, is now alleged to be back in the UK living with his wife Ragaa, 59, who lives in a £1million council flat in Maida Vale, northwest London.

The UK could not block his return because Egyptian born Abdel-Bary was granted asylum in Britain in 1997.

In 1998 Abdel-Bary was linked to two al-Qaeda truck bombs killed 224 at US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Prosecutors claimed he was a senior member of a terror cell and had claimed responsibility for the bombings, leading to his extradition to the US in 2012.

Abdel-Bary was convicted and sentenced to 25 years behind bars but was released in 2020 after his lawyers are claimed to have told a New York court his morbid obesity was an "extremely compelling" reason for release.

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The judge agreed and Abdel-Bary was reportedly deported to the UK, where sources claim he will almost certainly claim benefits.

His presence in the UK will also mean extensive monitoring, which will cost UK taxpayers tens of thousands, critics have claimed.

Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, by American forces who raided a secure compound, concluding a 10-year search for the terrorist behind 9/11.

Ayman al-Zawahiri took over from Osama and was reported dead by sources close to al-Qaeda who claim he had "breathing issues".

It comes after second in commend Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, also known as Abu Muhammad al-Masri was reportedly shot dead along with his daughter by two hitmen on a motorcycle in Tehran, Iran, in August.

His daughter Maryam had been married to Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden.

In a statement, a Home Office spokesperson said: "The safety and security of our country is the Government’s first priority and the police and security and intelligence agencies have a range of powers available to manage individuals.

"The US and the UK are complying with previous assurances to secure his extradition to the US to face justice."

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