- The Washington Times - Friday, August 9, 2019

A Yemeni national living in Arkansas was charged with providing support to the al Qaeda terrorist network, the Justice Department announced Friday.

Bilal al-Rayanni, also known as Bilal Bassim Alawdi, 28, was charged with providing support to a terrorist organization and providing a false name on a passport. He was arrested on June 27, the Justice Department said.

Prosecutors say Mr. Al-Rayanni provided material support and resources to al Qaeda for three months while in the Arabian Peninsula, knowing the organization was engaging in terrorist activity.

Mr. Al-Rayanni lived in West Helena, Arkansas, before traveling to Yemen.

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