2 Iraqis charged in Kentucky with terrorism plotting

Two Iraqis have been indicted in Kentucky on federal terrorism charges, including allegations that they provided support to Al-Qaida in Iraq and conspired to transport Stinger missiles overseas.

(CBS/AP)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Two Iraqis have been indicted in Kentucky on federal terrorism charges, including allegations that they provided support to Al-Qaida in Iraq and conspired to transport Stinger missiles overseas.

Thirty-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan and 23-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, both former residents of Iraq who currently live in Bowling Green, were charged in a 23-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green.

The 23-count indictment was unsealed Tuesday after the pair made their initial appearances in federal court in Louisville.

Neither is charged with plotting attacks within the United States. Prosecutors identified Alwan as a one-time member of the Iraqi insurgency who planted improvised explosive devices aimed at killing U.S. troops in the country over eight years.

They could face life in prison if convicted.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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