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Yemen jails 19 for helping Al-Qaeda, seeking to join insurgency in Iraq

A Yemeni court jailed 19 defendants for up to 40 months over the weekend for forging documents so they could join the Iraq insurgency, possessing weapons and covering up for Al-Qaeda suspects. A total of 23 defendants, most of whom were captured in Syria before they could enter Iraq, were in court for the verdict on Saturday. Two were acquitted, and the court commuted the sentences of two more, ordering their release. The 23 were also accused of having weapons and explosives, and some were charged with helping to hide fugitive Al-Qaeda suspects. Full Story

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