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US citizen uses Facebook to help Al Qaeda

  12/31/2013
Summary:TEHRAN, Dec. 28 (MNA) – An American man who used Facebook to connect with al Qaeda with weapons training has pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge in a US court.
Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen admitted that he tried to help al Qaeda by offering to provide weapons training to the terror group.

The 24-year-old man entered the guilty plea before US District Court Judge John F. Walter. Nguyen faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

He said he planned to offer himself as a trainer for al Qaeda forces to ambush troops in Syria, where he had already spent five months fighting with rebels.

"Using a social network site during a four-month period he was in Syria, Nguyen told people that he was fighting against the Assad regime and that he had had a 'confirmed kill'."

The judge who accepted the guilty plea had previously expressed skepticism about whether Nguyen had any special skills to offer the terror group.





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