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Jury convicts 3 NC men in trial that focused on plot to attack Marine base, other targets
NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) ' A federal jury has convicted three North Carolina men in a trial that centered on a plot to carry out terrorist attacks on a U.S. Marine Corps base and against overseas targets.
The jury reached its verdict Thursday after deliberating for more than a day.
The verdict against Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, Ziyad Yaghi and Hysen Sherifi was reached after a month-long trial. Yaghi and Sherifi were convicted on all counts. Hassan was acquitted on a single count but convicted on all others.
Prosecutors say the men were part of a small group based near Raleigh that planned to carry out jihadist attacks against the U.S. military and targets in other countries.
Three other men arrested in 2009 in connection with the plot pleaded guilty earlier this year.