Wednesday, 27 October 2010

American al-Qaida suspect goes on trial for murder in Yemen

Source: The Canadian Press

An American who was arrested on suspicion of having links with al-Qaida has been charged with the murder of a Yemeni soldier and the wounding of another during a failed escape attempt.

The 26-year-old American of Somali descent, Sharif Mobley, was charged Wednesday by a criminal court for killing one of his guards and wounding another while attempting to escape from a hospital where he was receiving treatment in March.

He was in originally in custody for links to al-Qaida.

U.S. officials say Mobley, who grew up in Buena, N.J., travelled to Yemen more than two years ago with the goal of joining a terror group and that the U.S. government was aware of his potential extremist ties long before his arrest.

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