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Vietnamese-born Al-Qaeda recruit sentenced to 40 years in US

A US judge on May 27, 2016, sentenced a Vietnamese-born graphic designer who trained with Al-Qaeda in Yemen to 40 years in prison for his plot to carry out a suicide attack at London's Heathrow airport, pictured here in June 2014A US judge sentenced a Vietnamese-born graphic designer who plotted to carry out a suicide attack at London’s Heathrow airport after training with Al-Qaeda in Yemen to 40 years in prison on Friday. Minh Pham, 33, broke down in tears after expressing regret in a New York courtroom and recognizing the severity of his punishment in America five months after pleading guilty to terrorism charges. A Muslim convert who left Vietnam as a baby and spent most of his life in Britain, Pham travelled to Yemen in December 2010 to receive military training from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a group that has claimed repeated attacks on the West.

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