War on Terror

Convictions Upheld in Ohio Terrorism Case

Three found guilty of recruiting and training terrorists to fight against U.S. military in Iraq.


A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the convictions and sentences of three men found guilty in Ohio of recruiting and training terrorists to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati turned down 10 issues on appeal in the Toledo case involving Mohammad Amawi, Marwan El-Hindi and Wassim Mazloum.

The men were found guilty in 2009 of conspiring to kill or maim people outside the United States, including military personnel. Amawi and El-Hindi also were convicted of distributing information regarding explosives to terrorists.