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Terrorism Witness Charged With Lying

A Minnesota man who has allegedly told the government of his long history of participating in jihadist activities with senior al Qaeda leaders was arrested yesterday on charges of lying to the FBI. Mohamad Kamal Elzahabi, 41, a Lebanese national, is accused of lying when he denied shipping hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of field radios to Afghanistan in the mid-1990s, when he ran a business in Long Island City, N.Y., according to court papers released yesterday. Elzahabi is also accused of lying to the FBI about assistance he allegedly gave to Raed Hijazi, who was convicted and sentenced to death in Jordan for his role in the failed millennium bombing plot. Elzahabi is accused of allowing Hijazi to use his address in Everett, Mass., in 1997 and helping him obtain a driver’s license. The government contends that Elzahabi told the FBI he traveled to Afghanistan in 1988 and remained there until 1995, serving as a sniper in combat and an instructor of other jihadis at the Khalden training camp during this time. Full Story

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