An Iraqi court in Baghdad has sentenced 53-year-old American citizen Omar Rashad Khalil to life in prison for financially aiding Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI).The AP reports that Iraq’s Interior Ministry said Khalil, an architectural engineer of Palestinian descent, was recruited into AQI in 2005 after entering the country in 2001.
From the AP:
The ministry released excerpts from a confession it said Khalil made in which he allegedly admitted to receiving money from a Syrian man in the United Arab Emirates to pay for terror attacks.
The U.S. Embassy said it is aware of the verdict and the punishment, but won’t give out any information due to “privacy concerns.”
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