Sentencing set for Syrian man convicted of making bomb parts

July 14, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — A Syrian man who was convicted four months ago in Arizona of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and other federal charges is set to be sentenced on Sept. 18.

Authorities say Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah (AL-ah-med-AL-ab-dahl-OK’-lah) made a key component in improvised explosive devices used in attacks against U.S. soldiers during the Iraq War.

He was accused of making circuit boards used to remotely detonate the devices for the 1920 Revolution Brigades.

Prosecutors said the group claimed responsibility for attacks against American soldiers in Iraq from 2005 to 2010.

The trial was held in Phoenix because authorities say Alahmedalabdaloklah got components for a wireless initiation system used in IEDs from a company headquartered in Arizona.

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