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2:16 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Trial Date Set for Iraqi Terror Detainee

An Iraqi man facing charges of trying to funnel weapons and cash to Al-Qaida operatives in his home country is scheduled for trial July 30 in Bowling Green.  U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell set the trial date for 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi during a conference call Wednesday morning. 

Hammadi and 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan were charged in federal court last year with attempting to provide material support to terrorists and terrorist organizations and conspiracy to transfer surface-to-air missile launcher systems. 

Alwan pleaded guilty in December to those charges.  His sentencing is set for April 3.