Looking up and southwest at a closeup of the statue of Blind Justice on front of the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia. Wikimedia Commons / Tim Evanson via Flickr
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A Syrian-born U.S. citizen has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for smuggling rifle scopes, night-vision goggles and other gear to Syrian militant groups.Fifty-year-old Amin al-Baroudi of Irvine, California, was sentenced to 32 months Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. He pleaded guilty in January to violating U.S. sanctions in Syria by supplying an insurgent group called Ahrar al-Sham, which frequently fights alongside the Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Nusra Front.
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