'Al-Qaeda supporter' in US jailed for 17 yrs over Pentagon terror plot

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 02, 2012 05:40 hrs

A 27-year-old American supporter of Al-Qaeda has been jailed for 17 years for plotting to bomb the Pentagon and US Capitol.

Rezwan Ferdaus, who pleaded guilty in July to the plot, had planned using remote-controlled model planes laden with explosives.

According to ABC news, Ferdaus was arrested in September last year as part of an undercover operation in which FBI agents posed as members of Al Qaeda.

His 17-year prison term will be followed by ten years of supervised release, a justice department statement said.

According to the justice department, in exchange for his guilty plea, the government dismissed the remaining charges against Ferdaus after the imposition of his sentence.

Authorities have described Ferdaus as an unmarried physics graduate from Boston's Northeastern University, the report said. (ANI)

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