PHOENIX — The Latest on the conspiracy trial of a Syrian man accused of making circuit boards used in roadside bombs during the Iraq War (all times local):
A prosecutor says a Syrian man accused of supplying a component of improvised bombs used in the Iraq War had sympathized with a group that wanted to drive Americans out of Iraq.
Jurors in Phoenix heard opening statements Tuesday at the trial of Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah (AL-ah-med-AL-ab-dahl-OK’-lah).
He is accused of making circuit boards used to remotely detonate roadside bombs in Iraq for the 1920 Revolution Brigades.
Prosecutor Joseph Kaster says Alahmedalabdaloklah embraced the group’s objectives to force American troops to abandon Iraq.
Alahmedalabdaloklah has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges.
Defense attorney Jami Johnson says her client never expressed any sentiments against Americans.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday for a Syrian man accused of making a key component of improvised explosive devices used in attacks against American soldiers during the Iraq War.
Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah (AL-ah-med-AL-ab-dahl-OK’-lah) is accused of making circuit boards used to remotely detonate IEDs for the 1920 Revolution Brigades.
The group has claimed responsibility for 230 attacks in Iraq against American soldiers from 2005 to 2010.
Authorities have described Alahmedalabdaloklah as being involved in the research and development for making such bombs.
He has pleaded not guilty to federal conspiracy charges.
The case is being heard in Phoenix because authorities say Alahmedalabdaloklah got components for a wireless initiation system used in IEDs from a company headquartered in Arizona.