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Kurd in N.Y. trial denies links to terrorism

An Iraqi Kurd charged after a sting operation involving a bogus plot to kill a Pakistani diplomat testified on Thursday that he had never associated with terrorists and doesn’t believe in violence. Yassin Aref, 36, took the stand for the second day in his federal trial after a security expert had testified on Wednesday that Aref met with known terrorists while he worked at the Islamic Movement of Kurdistan. Full Story

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