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Somalia terror suspect Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed to be tried in New York

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(Read caption) Hardline Islamist fighters from Al-Shabab in the streets of Mogadishu on October 30, 2009. US prosecutors say Somalia terror suspect Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed learned how to make bombs from the Islamist militant group Al-Shabab.

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Somalia terror suspect Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed is set to become the latest alleged terrorist to be tried in New York.

Mr. Ahmed, who was sent to New York on Saturday after being arrested in the West African country of Nigeria, is charged with providing and conspiring to provide material support to the militant Somali group, Al Shabab, which the State Department has listed as a terrorist group.

He's also charged with receiving and conspiring to receive military-type "jihad training" from Al Shabab, which has recently sworn allegiance to Al Qaeda.

US prosecutors say Ahmed is believed to be a citizen of the tiny East African country of Eritrea, who lived in Sweden, and that he learned to make bombs in Somalia.


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