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US sentences Syrian man to life for making IEDs during Iraq War

By Rudaw 8/11/2018
Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah was sentenced to life plus 30 years in prison for conspiring to make IEDs during the Iraq War which targeted the US military. Photo: US DoJ
Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah was sentenced to life plus 30 years in prison for conspiring to make IEDs during the Iraq War which targeted the US military. Photo: US DoJ
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — A Syrian man was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of "of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, conspiring to maliciously damage or destroy U.S. Property" via improvised-explosive devices during the Iraq War from 2005-2010.

Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah (aka Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Ahmad), 41, was a member of the 1920 Revolution Brigades, a Sunni militia group active predominately in Anbar province.

“Alahmedalabdaloklah sought to harm American soldiers by conspiring with others to construct and supply improvised explosive device (IED) parts for bombs that were used in Iraq.  He will now serve the rest of his life in prison,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers in a statement on Wednesday.

The prosecution argued Alahmedalabdaloklah was responsible for designing and assembling parts for remote detonators and circuit boards which were used during roadside bombings during the US invasion.

“Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah used his specialized engineering expertise to target our service members using IEDs, and his life sentence reflects the gravity of that choice. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is deeply committed to prosecuting terrorist offenses, wherever they may occur," added Demers.

He was arrested on an Interpol warrant in 2011 in Turkey while transiting from China and then extradited to the United States in 2014.

The US military discovered one of the largest IED caches in Iraq at 50 Omar Street in Baghdad on August 30, 2006. US investigators reported that Alahmedalabdaloklah’s fingerprints were found on triggering devices.

Remotely-designated IEDs were a hallmark of al-Qaeda's resurgence following the ousting of the Baathist regime.

His fingerprints were also found on documents describing how to employ remote technology to command a mobile phone, wireless device and landline phone to detonate explosives, according to the US Department of Justice.

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