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  • Delay in terror assistance case against NC man

    Through his attorney and on his own, Basit Sheikh told a federal judge the following things Thursday: He wants to represent himself on charges he tried to join an al-Qaida-linked militant group. He wants his family to hire another attorney. And he will leave the country voluntarily if the government drops the charges.

  • A Syrian rebel fighter returns from fighting Syrian army forces in Aleppo. The opposition isn't fighting just a brutal regime; it's also battling al Qaeda-linked extremists who have joined the fight against Bashar Assad. (Associated Press)

    American jihad: U.S. officials worried over number of citizens headed to Syria

    Federal officials say Americans are joining the bloody civil war in Syria, raising the chances they could become radicalized by al-Qaeda-linked militant groups and return to the U.S. as battle-hardened security risks.

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