2 Yemeni nationals charged in U.S. court with fighting for al Qaeda

Two Yemeni nationals have been charged with aiding al Qaeda, authorities announced on Tuesday.

The criminal complaint alleges that Saddiq al-Abbadi and Ali Alvi provided material support to the terrorist organization and conspired to murder Americans abroad.

“There is no escape from the reach of our law for violent terrorists, especially if they target our military,” Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the eastern district of New York, said in a press release. “Al-Abbadi and Alvi may have operated in the mountains of Afghanistan, but now they face justice in a courtroom in Brooklyn.”

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