BREAKING NEWS ~ Spanish court convicts al Qaeda leader on 9/11 charges

[JURIST] AP is reporting that a Spanish court has convicted a suspected al Qaeda cell leader of conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the September 11 attacks [JURIST news archive] in the US.

8:11 AM ET - Immad Yarkas, the accused leader of al Qaeda's presence in Spain [BBC backgrounder], received a 27 year jail sentence. Two other al Qaeda suspects were acquitted. The verdicts come in Europe's largest trial of alleged al Qaeda members, with 3 men faces charges for helping to organize the September 11 attacks and 21 others charged with membership or association with a terrorist group, weapons possession, falsifying documents and fraud. AP has more.

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