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American al-Qaida Suspect Pleads Not Guilty as US Mulls New Charges

An American citizen who authorities say supported al-Qaida and assisted in preparing a 2009 car bomb attack on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan could face new charges that carry the death penalty, a U.S. prosecutor said Thursday. The announcement came as Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh, 30, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Brooklyn to charges that he played a role in helping prepare one of two explosive devices for use in the Jan. 19, 2009 attack. Prosecutors said an accomplice...

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