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American Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison for Role in al-Qaida Bomb Attack

A U.S. citizen was sentenced to 45 years in prison on Tuesday for supporting the militant group al-Qaida and helping to prepare a 2009 car bomb attack on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, less than the life sentence sought by prosecutors. Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn federal court. Al Farekh's lawyer, David Ruhnke, said at the court hearing that Al Farekh would be appealing his conviction. Before Cogan imposed the...

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