Chicago Men Face Terrorism Sentencing

Men participated in plot to kill American soldiers in Iraq

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    A federal judge in Ohio is set to sentence two Chicago area cousins who pleaded guilty in a plot to recruit terrorists and raise money for a holy war against U.S. troops.

    U.S. attorneys say the two were training to kill American soldiers in Iraq as part of a plot organized by three men in Toledo.
    Prosecutors on Monday will recommend a 9-year sentence for Khaleel Ahmed, of Chicago, and a 10-year term for Zubair Ahmed, of suburban North Chicago, when they go before a judge in Toledo.
    Both pleaded guilty in January 2009 to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.
    Authorities say the men once traveled to Egypt with the intent to commit violence and that they met with an FBI informant and talked about learning to shoot machine guns and sniper rifles.