- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Two Yemeni men linked to al Qaeda will stand trial in the United States over charges they conspired to kill Americans overseas.

Saudi Arabia arrested and expelled Yemeni nationals Saddiq Al-Abbadi and Ali Alvi to the U.S. Mr. Alvi appeared Sunday in a Brooklyn federal court, and Mr. Al-Abbadi’s arraignment was scheduled for Tuesday, Reuters reported.

Prosecutors charge that both men took part in attacks on U.S. military forces in 2008 and also received al Qaeda training during a trip to Pakistan that year, Reuters reported.

The U.S. Justice Department complaint includes a witness who was at the al Qaeda training camp who says he was able to join the terrorist organization with the two men’s help. The witness had already pleaded guilty to conspiring to murder Americans abroad, Reuters reported.

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