U.S. Man Convicted of Conspiring to Help al-Qaeda

(AP) Laura Crimaldi - Tarek Mehanna, 29, born in the U.S. and raised in the Boston suburbs, was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to help al-Qaeda and plotting to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Prosecutors said Mehanna and two friends conspired to travel to Yemen to receive training at a terrorism camp and eventually go on to Iraq to fight and kill U.S. soldiers there. Mehanna returned home and began to see himself as part of the al-Qaeda "media wing," translating materials promoting violent jihad and distributing them over the Internet, prosecutors said.

2011-12-22 00:00:00

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