Admitted al-Qaida fighter gets life in prison
The Associated Press - February 17, 2018 11:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) – A self-described al-Qaida “warrior” who was in a firefight in Afghanistan that left two U.S. servicemen dead has been sentenced to life in prison.
A federal judge in Brooklyn pronounced the sentence Friday for Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Harun.
Prosecutors told jurors that while in Italian custody, he confessed that he threw a grenade and shot at an American military unit in a 2003 ambush. The firefight killed Army Pvt. Jerod Dennis, of Antlers, Oklahoma, and Air Force Airman Ray Losano, of Del Rio, Texas.
The government also says that while he was on the run, Harun masterminded a failed plot to bomb a U.S. embassy in Nigeria.
Harun was extradited from Italy to the United States in 2012.