Alleged al-Qaeda operative convicted in Tunisia

A Tunisian court on Monday convicted an alleged former logistics head of al-Qaeda's European operations of belonging to a terrorist group abroad and sentenced him to 11 years in prison, a defense lawyer said.


Sami Ben Khemais, 40, had denied charges he belonged to two little-known terrorist groups in Afghanistan and Italy, defense lawyer Sami Ben Amor said. Ben Khemais was extradited to his homeland from Italy in June. (AP)



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