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Iraqi Pleads Guilty In U.S. Terror Case


Iraqi detainees Waad Ramadan Alwan (left), and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi

Iraqi detainees Waad Ramadan Alwan (left), and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi

An Iraqi national prosecuted in the United States has pleaded guilty to 10 charges of conspiring to send weapons, money, and explosives to terrorists, including members of Al-Qaeda, in his home country.

On August 22, the U.S. Justice Department said 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi also pleaded guilty to two counts of lying to the federal government about his association with a terrorist organization.

He faces 25 years to life in prison.

Hammadi will be sentenced in December in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he was arrested in May 2011 with an accomplice.

Earlier, that man, Waad Ramadan Alwan, pleaded guilty to charges including "conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals abroad," and will be sentenced in October.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP
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