Two Iraqis in US Charged in Terror Plot 31 May 2011 VOA News Two Iraqi men living in the United States have been indicted on federal terrorism charges for their alleged support of insurgents in Iraq.
U.S. prosecutors Tuesday announced the 23-count indictment against Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi. The charges were unsealed after the men made their initial appearance in federal court in Louisville, Kentucky.
Authorities say the two were arrested last week in Kentucky following intensive surveillance.
The U.S. Justice Department alleges that Alwan is a former insurgent who took part in roadside bomb attacks against U.S. military personnel in Iraq, before coming to the U.S. in 2009. It says he and Hammadi conspired to provide material support to al-Qaida in Iraq and tried to smuggle Stinger missiles to Iraq.
The two men face possible life sentences. Neither is charged with plotting to carry out attacks in the U.S.