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Iraqi man sentenced to 40 years in terrorism case

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - An Iraqi man who pleaded guilty to multiple terrorism-related charges in Bowling Green has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Russell on Tuesday said 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan received a lesser sentence for his cooperation with prosecutors after his arrest in May 2011. Alwan could have received up to life in prison.

Alwan and 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to send weapons, cash and explosives to al-Qaida in Iraq. Hammadi was also being sentenced Tuesday.

The two men had faced charges of trying to send a variety of weapons, including rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and Stinger missile systems, along with other explosives and cash to the terrorist organization in Iraq.

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