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Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty to Helping Terrorist Group

A Yemeni national living in Arkansas pleaded guilty on Tuesday to helping a terrorist group.

Bilal Al-Rayanni of Helena-West Helena admitted to helping Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula between October and December of 2014. Al-Rayanni was living in Yemen, his birth country, at the time.

Al-Rayanni pleaded guilty to one count of providing material support to a designated terrorist group. In exchange for his plea, two counts of making a false statement on a passport application were dropped.

Read more at KATV

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