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‘Millennium Bomber’ jailed for 22 years over plot to blow up LA airport

Al-Qaeda “Millennium Bomber” Ahmed Ressam was sentenced to 22 years in jail for plotting to blow up a crowded Los Angeles airport terminal with a suitcase bomb five years ago.The Algerian was arrested as he crossed the US-Canadian border with a carload of explosives on the eve of the new millennium on his way to detonate blasts in one the world’s busiest air hubs on New Year’s Eve 1999. Ressam was convicted at trial five months before the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on US targets on nine counts, but sentencing was delayed for years to allow him to provide information against other terror suspects.Full Story

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