Britain charges man for roadside bombs in Iraq
A London man is to be charged with targeting coalition forces with a series of roadside bombs in the Anbar province of Iraq in 2007, British prosecutors said on Wednesday.
Anis Abid Sardar, 37, who lives in north-west London, is being charged with conspiracy to murder and conspiring to cause an explosion.
Prosecutors said Sardar targeted US-led military forces in Iraq with roadside improvised explosive devices (IED), which were a leading cause of soldiers' deaths in the war. Such bombs have also killed thousands of civilians.
"It is alleged that Mr Sardar conspired to murder coalition forces operating in Iraq on or before 22 November 2007 by conspiring to cause the explosion of these IEDs," said Deborah Walsh, deputy head of counter terrorism at the Crown Prosecution Service.
"I have determined that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest."
Sardar will appear in a London court on Thursday.
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