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Texas man charged with aiding anti-U.S. terrorist groups in Afghanistan
Texas man charged with aiding anti-U.S. terrorist groups in Afghanistan

A Texas-born man was charged Thursday with conspiring to aid militant groups fighting U.S. forces in Afghanistan, becoming the latest American to be prosecuted in federal court on suspicion of assisting terrorist cells overseas. Muhanad Mahmoud al Farekh faces 15 years in prison if convicted of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. He appeared in federal court in Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon following his deportation from Pakistan and was being held without bail. Farekh, who was not asked to enter a plea, is next due in court in May. The announcement of the charges against Farekh came on the same day that federal prosecutors in New York announced the indictment of two...

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