Hearing set for man accused of supplying IED parts

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX (AP) -- A court hearing has been set Tuesday for a Syrian man charged with supplying components of improvised explosive devices to a jihadist group in Iraq.

Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Ahmad is accused of supplying the group, the 1920 Revolution Brigades, with IED components that were used against U.S. soldiers in Iraq from 2005 until July 2010.

He is suspected of being involved in the research and development of methods for making IEDs.

He pleaded not guilty to charges against him.

Al-Ahmad was arrested in Turkey in 2011 after being secretly indicted in Arizona in 2011.

Last month, he was extradited to Arizona.

The indictment says certain parts in IEDs that were used against the U.S. military in Iraq were manufactured by a company headquartered in Arizona that authorities have declined to identify.

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