Libyan al-Qaida suspects convicted in Tunisia

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Posted: Jun 10, 2012 10:15 AM
Libyan al-Qaida suspects convicted in Tunisia

A Tunisian military tribunal has convicted two Libyans accused of belonging to al-Qaida's north African division of being accomplices in the murder of two Tunisian soldiers in May 2011, and sentenced them to 20 years in prison.

Imed Ben Meftah Youssef and Hafedh Ben Meftah Dh'baa also were convicted on Sunday of possession of illegal weapons and ammunition, explosives and other charges.

The Libyans are suspected members of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, an Algeria-based offshoot known as AQIM.