Among those sentenced is a Kenyan national, Hassan Jarso who pleaded guilty when charged in May.
Eleven men originally were charged with the terrorism-related crimes, but one was acquitted. Six of the men were sentenced in absentia.
Militants threaten to kill French hostage
The Islamist extremists said that France signed the death warrant of a French intelligence agent by launching a rescue operation last weekend that failed to free him, in a statement released Wednesday.
Al-Shabab said that it decided to kill Mr. Allex in retaliation for the late Friday to early Saturday operation. Two French soldiers and 17 Somalis were killed during the rescue attempt, French officials say.View Entire Story
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