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Terrorist indicted for murder of 5 US soldiers in Iraq

world Updated: Dec 11, 2011 17:04 IST

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A 38-year-old man has been charged with conspiring to support terrorism abroad and being part of a plot that killed five American soldiers in Iraq in 2009.

A federal grand jury in Brooklyn returned an indictment charging Faruq Khalil Muhammad 'Isa with aiding in the murder of the soldiers in a suicide bomb attack in April 2009.

He was also part of a terror plot that killed seven people at an Iraqi police complex. Muhammad 'Isa was caught on wiretap encouraging the attackers and giving them advice.

The indictment also charges him with providing material support to terrorist conspiracies to kill Americans abroad. If convicted, the accused, who is currently in custody in Canada, will faces life in prison.

He was arrested and detained in Canada in January this year after he was charged by a federal complaint in the Eastern District of New York. The US is seeking his extradition from Canada, a hearing for which is scheduled there early next year.