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Georgian National Convicted In Volgograd Of Terrorism

Russia's Volgograd Oblast Court has sentenced a Georgian citizen to a four-year jail term for being an active member of Al-Qaeda.

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said on August 28 that Shukuran Mamedov was found guilty of participation in the activities of illegal armed groups in Russia's North Caucasus and illegal border-crossing.

He was sentenced the same day.

Investigators say that in 1999, Mamedov joined the Islamic insurgency in Russia's volatile Republic of Daghestan in the North Caucasus.

Mamedov reportedly spent time in Afghanistan in 2010 to receive training by Islamic militants to organize terrorist acts against NATO-led coalition troops.

The investigators also say Mamedov tried to organize ways to supply the Islamic insurgency in Russia's North Caucasus with equipment, arms, ammunition, and financial support via Al-Qaeda's network.

Based on reporting by Interfax and RIA Novosti