Arkansas Man Charged With Providing Material Support to Al Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula While Overseas

Bilal Al-Rayanni, also known as Bilal Kassim Alawdi, 28, a Yemeni national and resident of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, was charged on August 8 in a two-count superseding indictment with providing and attempting to provide material support to Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as Ansar al-Shari’a, a designated foreign terrorist organization, and making a false statement in a passport application. Al-Rayanni remains in custody following his arrest and detention on the passport offense on June 27, 2019.

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