US charges man held in Germany with terrorism

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A US court in New York has charged a man detained in Germany with conspiring to provide Al-Qaeda with explosives and training, prosecutors said Thursday.

The US Attorney's office in Brooklyn said a federal grand jury had indicted Abdeladim El-Kebir, also known as "Abi al-Barra," with "conspiring to provide material support, including personnel, training, lethal substances and explosives, to Al-Qaeda."

"El-Kebir is also charged with conspiring to possess weapons, including a destructive device," the prosecutors' office said in a statement.

The details of the charges against El-Kebir, who was arrested in Germany in April, were not revealed. However, he faces life in prison if convicted, officials said.

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