Canadian Man Gets 26 Years for Conspiracy to Kill U.S. Soldiers

Washington Free Beacon | 6/19/2019 | Mary Lou Lang
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BY: Mary Lou Lang

A Canadian citizen and Iraqi national was sentenced to 26 years in prison for conspiring to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq. He played a role in the death of five American servicemen.

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The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Tuesday night that Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa was sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge in Brooklyn, N.Y., to 26 years of imprisonment followed by a lifetime of supervised release after pleading guilty.

‘Isa was part of a multinational terrorist network that conducted multiple suicide bombings in Iraq, according to court documents. The terrorists attacked a U.S. base in Mosul in April 2009 with a truck filled with explosives.

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The truck detonated alongside a U.S. convoy and five American soldiers were killed in the blast: Staff Sgt. Gary L. Woods, 24, of Lebanon Junction, Ky., Sgt. 1st Class Bryan E. Hall, 32, of Elk Grove, Calif., Sgt. Edward W. Forrest Jr., 25, of St. Louis, Mo., Cpl. Jason G. Pautsch, 20, of Davenport, Iowa, and Army Pfc. Bryce E. Gaultier, 22, from Cyprus, Calif.

"Muhammad ‘Isa's efforts to facilitate a suicide attack, one that ultimately resulted in the...
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