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Ahmad Wali Siddiqui, the German-Afghan al Qaeda operative whose capture in Kabul disrupted planned terror attacks in Europe, told a court that in 2010 he met with Younis al Mauretani and Said Bahaji in Mir Ali, Pakistan; Bahaji is an al Qaeda propagandist who helped facilitate the 9/11 attacks. Siddiqui also said he met the Jordanian bomber who attacked COP Chapman.
A court sentenced Hussain S., a Syrian-born German resident, to five years in prison for publishing jihadist propaganda online. A key German-language propagandist for Islamic extremist groups, he promoted the efforts of al Qaeda, the Islamic Jihad Union, and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, among others.
The trial began of Ahmad Wali Siddiqui, a German-Afghan citizen charged with membership in both al Qaeda and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. Statements by Siddiqui after his capture in Afghanistan in July 2010 led to the disruption of an al Qaeda plot to conduct Mumbai-type attacks in Britain, France, and Germany.
Arid Ukan, an ethnic Albanian Muslim from Kosovo, was sentenced to life in prison for an attack at Frankfurt airport in 2010 that killed US two soldiers and seriously wounded two more.