US: Suspected terrorist charged with supporting al Qaeda

A 30-year-old Moroccan has been indicted on charges he helped the al Qaeda network plot terror attacks.

Updated: Nov 11, 2011, 12:44 PM IST

New York: A 30-year-old Moroccan has been
indicted on charges he helped the al Qaeda network plot
terror attacks.

Abdeladim El-Kebir was charged with conspiring to provide
material support, including personnel, training, lethal
substances and explosives, to al Qaeda.

A federal grand jury in Brooklyn returned an indictment
against El-Kebir, who was arrested by German law enforcement
officials on April 29, 2011, and is currently in custody
there.

He was living in Germany illegally after having lived in
the country on a student visa.

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life
imprisonment.

Moroccan native El-Kebir and two other men arrested in
Germany were making a bomb on al Qaeda`s order that could be
used in a crowded place.

According to authorities, El Kebir received training in
an al Qaeda camp near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border after
which he returned to Germany to carry out the attack.

PTI