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Sat Jul 21, 2012, 10:38 AM

Rezwan Ferdaus admits US model plane explosives plot

Source: BBC

21 July 2012 Last updated at 01:34 GMT

Rezwan Ferdaus admits US model plane explosives plot

An American supporter of al-Qaeda has pleaded guilty to trying to blow up the Pentagon and US Capitol with explosives-laden remote-controlled model planes.

US citizen Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, was arrested after a sting operation in which federal officers posed as al-Qaeda members to supply explosives.

Prosecutors and defence lawyers agreed to recommend a 17-year jail term.

Ferdaus had been planning "jihad" since 2010, according to prosecutors.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18936072

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