7:18 PM 03/18/2018
Syrian national Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah was convicted Friday in Federal court of providing assistance to terrorist groups inside Iraq.
Alahmedalabdaloklah was found guilty of several charges including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. As per the law, he may be spending the rest of his life in prison after he goes before District Judge Roslyn O. Silver on June for sentencing.
“Alahmedalabdaloklah conspired with a violent Iraqi insurgent group to kill American soldiers in Iraq,” said First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona Elizabeth Strange in a press release. “Today’s verdict underscores our commitment to use every available resource to bring justice to American soldiers who were killed or injured by such terrorist acts. I commend the FBI and the prosecution team for their tremendous efforts in securing this conviction.”
The FBI apprehended Alahmedalabdaloklah in Iraq. He has been on their radar since 2006 when American soldiers raided an IED switch-making factory and discovered that several of the IED switches had Alahmedalabdaloklah’s finger and palm prints on them.
“The FBI’s highest priority is preventing acts; both in the United States and abroad,” said Phoenix FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael DeLeon. “We want to thank the Department of Justice and the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, agents, analysts, and both local and foreign partners for working together to bring Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah to justice. This is a prime example of the FBI’s commitment to pursuing justice even in the most complex and difficult cases. The FBI also wants to voice our sympathy and condolences to the victims, their families and friends. The FBI will continue our mission of preventing terrorist acts and pursuing those who plan to do us harm.”
Alahmedalabdaloklah was known to work closely with the 1920 Revolution Brigade, also referred to as the 1920s. He was serving as a bomb-maker and supplier for the organization. The 1920s were known to plant bombs intended for American convoys, as well as attack U.S. forces using snipers and small assault teams.