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  Kislev 6, 5780 , 04/12/19

Man sentenced to 40 years for providing material support to Hezbollah

NBC News New York reports a man convicted of providing material support to Hezbollah by scouting NYC spots for Islamic attacks has been sentenced to 40 years.

Ali Kourani was accused of spending years conducting surveillance at federal buildings, airports, and daycare centers.

Kourani specifically conducted surveillance of potential military and law enforcement facilities in NYC, feds say.

Kourani, born in Lebanon where he also later received weapons and bomb-making training, was convicted at a May trial. He could have faced life in prison.

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