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    Terrorism charges laid against US citizen Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh who allegedly wanted to carry out attacks on Americans.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A New York City Court charged US citizen Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh with conspiracy to provide support to terrorists in order to carry attacks on Americans, the US Justice Department said in a statement.

    “Farekh conspired with others to provide material support to terrorists and specifically to provide personnel to be used in support of efforts to kill American citizens and members of the US military abroad,” the Justice Department said on Thursday.

    Farekh allegedly left Canada for Pakistan in 2007 along with Ferid Imam and one other person in order to fight against the US military.

    “They did not inform their families of their plan before departing, but called a friend in Canada upon arrival to let him know that he should not expect to hear from them again because they intended to become martyrs,” the Justice Department said.

    Imam later provided weapons and military training to three individuals at an al-Qaeda training camp in Pakistan.

    The three — Najibullah Zazi, Zarein Ahmedzay and Adis Medunjanin — intended to come to the United States to carry out a terrorist attack on the New York City subway.

    Zazi and Ahmedzay pleaded guilty in a US Court and are awaiting sentencing, while Medunjanin was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. Imam has been indicted.

    Farekh is alleged to have conspired with the four to support terrorists and attacks on US military forces abroad and on civilian targets in the United States. If convicted he could face up to 15 years in prison.


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