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U.S. Charges Four With Aiding Al-Qaeda Attacks In Iraq, Afghanistan


The United States has charged four men with working together to aid Al-Qaeda attacks against U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A U.S. Justice Department indictment said two pairs of brothers worked to raise money through fraudulent credit-card charges and deliver it to Al-Qaeda for seven years starting in 2005.

One of the suspects traveled to Yemen in 2009 and gave $22,000 to an associate of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader Anwar al-Awlaki, who masterminded several attacks targeting U.S. and Western interests before being killed in a drone strike in 2011.

Charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists were Yahya Farooq Mohammad, Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, Asif Ahmed Salim, and Sultane Room Salim.

Three other unnamed co-conspirators were also mentioned in the indictment.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP
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