US grand jury indicts two men linked to Canada terror suspects

[JURIST] A federal grand jury in Atlanta has indicted [press release, PDF] two US citizens charged with participating in paramilitary training in Georgia in anticipation of terrorist acts. The suspects, Syed Haris Ahmed and Ebsanul Islam Sadequeee, allegedly developed contacts with jihad supporters and have been connected with at least three of the 17 men arrested on terrorism charges in Toronto [JURIST report]. Wednesday's indictment [PDF text] supersedes an indictment of Ahmed in March, adding three more counts of material support of terrorism and material support of a foreign terrorist organization.

The indictment alleges that the two men went to Washington, DC, last April to make videos of the US Capitol building and the World Bank headquarters for a potential bombing campaign. Though the indictment does not allege that the men posed an immediate threat to national security, US Attorney David Nahmias [official profile] said it was imperative that authorities act to prevent a terror plot. Reuters has more. CBC News has additional coverage. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has local coverage [registration required].

 

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