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US man jailed for planning Al-Qaeda training

Pakistani container trucks carry NATO vehicles as they make their way to Afghanistan, in Peshawar on March 25, 2014A US man was jailed for 13 years Monday for planning to travel to Pakistan to give weapons training to Al-Qaeda fighters, after spending time fighting in Syria, prosecutors said. Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, 25, pleaded guilty late last year to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Nguyen, based outside Los Angeles and also known as Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum, admitted that in late 2012 he traveled to Syria, where he joined forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad. After returning to the United States, Nguyen said he had offered to train Al-Qaeda forces in Syria, but had been turned down.

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