The two suspects include Ali Charaf Damache, 46, who is an Algerian living in Ireland and Mohammad Hassan Khalid, 18, is a Pakistani citizen who lived in Maryland. Damache was in prison on unrelated charges. Khalid was arrested in July.
According to the indictment, “devised and coordinated a violent-jihad organization consisting of men and women from Europe and the United States divided into a planning team, a research team, an action team, a recruitment team, and a finance team, some of whom would travel to South Asia for explosives training and return to Europe to wage violent jihad. “
U.S. District Judge Petrese Tucker is overseeing the case.
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