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Man Gets Life In Prison For Helping Make Bombs Used Against U.S. Soldiers

A Syrian man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for his role in roadside bomb attacks against US soldiers during the Iraq War.

Authorities say the man got components for a wireless initiation system from a company based in Arizona.

Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah, 41, was found guilty in March of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, among other charges.

Authorities say Alahmedalabdaloklah made circuit boards that were used to detonate bombs for an insurgent group that claimed responsibility for 230 attacks against American soldiers in Iraq from 2005 to 2010. The case stemmed from a raid a decade ago at a Baghdad apartment where soldiers discovered a large cache of bomb-making materials. Prosecutors say Alahmedalabdaloklah’s fingerprints were found on several items in the apartment, and several people have tied him to the production of IED components.

Stina Sieg was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2013 to 2018.