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Officials arrested US citizen Marcos Alonso Zea a.k.a. Ali Zea, at his home in Brentwood, New York, and indicted him on terror charges for trying to travel to Yemen to join al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, supporting the efforts of convicted terrorist Justin Kaliebe to join AQAP, and attempting to hide evidence from US investigators. Court documents disclosed that Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, a Los Angeles man arrested last week trying to join al Qaeda, had already fought alongside rebel forces in Syria and was on his way to Pakistan. The Pentagon has asked for approval to sell $10.8 billion in weapons and equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, including 6,000 GBU-39/B Small Diameter "bunker buster" bombs, and nearly 1,000 "smart bombs" that use GPS systems to fire from fighter jets.
The Medal of Honor was awarded to former Army captain William Swenson, for heroic action at the Battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistan on Sept. 8, 2009. In federal court in Manhattan, Anas al Libi, a.k.a. Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, pled not guilty to terrorism charges relating to al Qaeda's 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, in which 224 people were killed.
Al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al Libi, who was recently captured in Libya, has been transferred from a Navy ship to the US for trial in New York. Jason Woodring, of Jacksonville, Ark., has been arrested for recent attacks on the Arkansas power grid. The Obama administration loosened controls over arms exports, shifting oversight on a number of categories from the State Department to the Commerce Department.