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Britain Convicts 2 Algerians of Helping Finance Terrorists

Two illegal immigrants from Algeria were convicted today of plotting to raise money for terror groups that British police said included Al Qaeda. Brahim Benmerzouga, 31, and Baghdad Meziane, 31, were found guilty after a five-day jury trial in Leicester Crown Court, and was each sentenced to 11 years in prison. They are the first people in Britain to be found guilty of being part of the Al Qaeda network. The two had been arrested by antiterror police in an early morning raid on their home in the Midlands city two weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, suicide attacks in the United States. The police also captured Kamal Daoudi, who is accused of being an explosives and computer expert for Al Qaeda and of helping to plan an attack on the United States Embassy in Paris. He was later extradited to France, where he awaits trial on terrorism charges with another Qaeda suspect, Djamel Beghal. Full Story

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