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Indian-born man jailed in US over Al-Qaeda missiles plot

An Indian-born man who helped hatch a drugs-for-weapons scheme aimed at supplying Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to Al-Qaeda was jailed for nearly five years. Naturalised US citizen Ilyas Ali, one of three men who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and conspiracy to distribute heroine and hashish, was sentenced in the US city of San Diego. US District Judge James Lorenz ordered Ali — who admitted the charges two years ago — jailed for 57 months and to complete five years of supervised release. Full Story

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