US man accused of training with African terrorists

2016-01-12 08:47
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Baltimore - A Maryland man has been indicted on charges of supporting and receiving military training from an African terrorist group connected with al-Qaeda.

Thirty-one-year-old Maalik Alim Jones appeared in federal court in New York City last month on a complaint and indictment unsealed Monday, according to the US Department of Justice.

According to the indictment, Jones, a US citizen, left Baltimore in 2011 and traveled to Somalia, where he was taken to an al-Shabaab training camp.

After being trained how to shoot firearms and operate a rocket- propelled grenade launcher, Jones allegedly took part in a battle in the Somali town of Afmadow against Kenyan soldiers.

Court records do not list a lawyer for Jones.

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