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Islamic militants sentenced

The Associated Press
| Wednesday, May 18, 2005 12:00 a.m

PARIS — A Paris court Tuesday sentenced five Islamic militants to jail terms for associating with “a terrorist enterprise,” with two of them convicted of helping the assassins of an anti-Taliban commander in Afghanistan.

The five were sentenced to terms ranging from two to seven years. Two others were acquitted.

All seven defendants faced allegations of “criminal association in relation to a terrorist enterprise” — a broad charge widely used in terrorism cases in France. The seven faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison each.

Two defendants — Adel Tebourski and Youcef el-Aouni — were convicted of providing logistical support to the killers of Ahmed Shah Massood. He was assassinated in 2001 by suspected al-Qaida suicide attackers posing as journalists two days before the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States.

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