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Ohio Trucker Pleads Guilty in Terror Case

An Ohio truck driver with ties to al-Qaida, who was allegedly involved in plots to blow up an aircraft and sabotage the Brooklyn Bridge, pleaded guilty to two felony charges, according to documents unsealed Thursday. The truck driver, Iyman Faris of Columbus, Ohio, is believed to have received instructions directly from senior al-Qaida leader Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who also is in U.S. custody overseas and has provided U.S. interrogators with valuable intelligence about the terror group. Under an agreement with the Justice Department unsealed Thursday, Faris pleaded guilty to providing material support to terrorists and conspiracy to provide support. He also agreed to cooperate with government investigators. The agreement was actually filed with the U.S. District Court in nearby Alexandria, Va., on May 1, but was kept secret for over a month. Full Story

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