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Man gets 12 years in prison for aiding terrorist group

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Posted at 7:52 PM, Apr 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-14 19:59:36-04

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WTVR) - An electrician from Northern Virginia will spend the next 12 years in prison.

Jubair Ahmad, who is from Pakistan but lives in Woodbridge, pleaded guilty in December to supporting a terrorist organization.

According to court documents, in September 2010, the 24 year-old produced and uploaded a propaganda video to YouTube on behalf of a Pakistan terrorist group.

Prosecutors sought a maximum term of 15 years.

They said that in addition to producing the video, Ahmad also received military training from the terrorists and professed a wish to die as a martyr.