Vietnamese pleads guilty in US over Al-Qaeda link

An image grab taken on April 16, 2014 from a video by Al-Malahem Media, the media arm of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), allegedly shows AQAP jihadists listening to their chief Nasser al-Wuhayshi at an undisclosed location in YemenA Vietnamese man pleaded guilty Friday in New York to supporting Al-Qaeda in Yemen, where he learned to build a bomb earmarked to blow up London’s Heathrow airport. Minh Quang Pham, who was arrested in Britain in June 2012 and extradited to the United States in February last year, faces a maximum sentence of life behind bars in the United States when he is sentenced on April 14. The 33-year-old admitted one count of providing material support to Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, one count of conspiring to receive military training from AQAP and one count of possessing and using a machine gun.

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