Kosovo Albanian terrorist arrested in the USA- Now pleads guilty
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Seven Charged With Terror Conspiracy
Seven individuals have been charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap, maim and injure persons abroad, David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division; George E.B. Holding, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina; and Owen D. Harris, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Charlotte Field Division, announced today.
On July 22, a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of North Carolina returned a sealed seven-count indictment against the following defendants: Daniel Patrick Boyd, 39; Hysen Sherifi, 24; Anes Subasic, 33; Zakariya Boyd, 20; Dylan Boyd, 22; Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, 22; and Ziyad Yaghi, 21. The seven defendents are all residents of the Triangle area.
All the defendants are charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, as well as conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injure persons abroad. In addition, Daniel Boyd, Hysen Sherifi and Zakariya Boyd are each charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
In July 2008, Sharifi allegedly departed the United States for Kosovo to engage in violent jihad. According to the indictment, Sharifi later returned to North Carolina in April 2009, for the purpose of soliciting funds and personnel to support the mujihadeen
Today, Now from Reuters:
The leader of a small militant group in North Carolina pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiracy to carry out acts of terrorism overseas and scheming to helping other militants, the Justice Department said.
Daniel Boyd, 40, and seven others were first indicted in 2009 for training and seeking to carry out attacks in places like Kosovo, Jordan and the Gaza Strip. He is the first from the group to plead guilty.
“This case proves how our world is changing. Terrorists are no longer only from foreign countries but also citizens who live within our own borders,” U.S. Attorney George Holding said in a statement after the hearing in U.S. District Court in New Bern, North Carolina.
Boyd, a U.S. citizen who also went by the name Saifullah, is set to be sentenced in May and faces up to life in prison. His two sons, Zakariya and Dylan, were also charged in the case. Reuters