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Iraqi Court Sentences USC to Life in Prison

Oct 9th, 2012 al-Qaida

The Associated Press reports that an Iraqi court sentenced Omar Rashad Khalil, an American citizen and architectural engineer of Palestinian descent, to life in prison for assisting and financing terrorist activities, specifically, al-Qaeda in Iraq.

Time Magazine-World further reports that the Interior Ministry released a statement asserting that Khalil was recruited by al-Qaeda in 2005 and allegedly admitted to receiving money from a Syrain man in the United Arab Emirites to pay for terrorist attacks. Time goes on to state:

Khalil, who the ministry said was also known as Abu Mohammed, was sentenced by Baghdad’s central criminal court on Wednesday. Iraqi government officials could not immediately be reached for more details.

 

Read the full Associated Press report here.

Read the full Time Magazine article here.

 

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