This combination of undated photos show Somali nationals (from
left) Mahamud Said Omar, Abdifatah Yusuf Isse, Salah Osman Ahmed, and
Omer Abdi Mohamed. Nine people convicted in a government investigation
of terror recruitment and financing for an al-Qaida-linked group in
Somalia are to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.
Authorities say more than 20 young men have left Minnesota to join
al-Shabab since 2007. / AP
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A former foot solider for the terrorist group al-Shabab has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Kamal Said Hassan was given less than the maximum sentence of 38 years
in federal court Monday. The judge cited Hassan’s cooperation with
investigators. After his prison sentence, Hassan will be on supervised
release for 20 years.
Hassan was one of more than 20 young men who left Minnesota in 2007 to join al-Shabab in Somalia.
Hassan admitted he trained with al-Shabab and participated in an ambush of Ethiopian troops before returning to the U.S.He pleaded guilty in 2009 to two terror-related counts and one count of lying to the FBI.