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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 1:23pm

Georgia Man Charged With Helping Terrorists

A Georgia man faces charges of conspiring to funnel anti-aircraft missiles and machine guns to terrorists.

A Department of Justice news release says 33-year-old Hussein Ali Asfour of Centerville was charged Monday.

Asfour is among five men charged in the case being handled by the U.S. Attorney's office in Philadelphia.

One of Asfour's alleged co-conspirators, Dani Nemr Tarraf of Slovakia, is charged with approaching an undercover agent in June 2009 to buy FIM-92 Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and 10,000 Colt M4 Carbine machine guns.

The complaint says the defendants deposited a $20,000 check for the deal.

Authorities say Asfour then worked to sell those weapons.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Asfour and his co-defendants were allegedly trying to channel the weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Asfour faces up to five years in prison if convicted.


Rickey Bevington

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