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Ex-friend: Mass. man accused of conspiring to help al-Qaida went to Yemen for terror training – Washington Post

On November 29, 2011, the Washington Post reported that Kareem Abu-zahra testified for the second day against suspected terror supporter Tarek Mehanna.  Abu-zahra, who is a former friend of Mehanna, is receiving immunity for his cooperation.

According to the article, Abu-zahra testified that Mehanna had "expressed satisfaction" that he, Abu-zahra, and Ahmad Abousamra were closer to achieving their goal of going to Yemen to find a terrorist training camp.  The article additionally notes that the three had went to Yemen with the intention of ultimately "fighting against U.S. soldiers in Iraq."

According to the Washington Post, Abu-zahra is a "key prosecution witness."  Specifically, the article notes that Abu-zahra is the "only witness with direct knowledge of the Yemen trip" because Abousamra is not in custody and remains a fugitive.

Abu-zahra is expected to continue testifying on Wednesday.

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