A courtroom sketch make on February 20, 2018 shows Rakhmat Akilov, who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges for an April 2017 Stockholm truck attack, in a courtroom during his trial at Stockholm dictrict court.
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A rejected Uzbek asylum-seeker who has admitted to a deadly Stockholm truck attack testified Tuesday that he wanted to pressure Sweden's government to end support for the U.S.-led coalition fighting Daesh (ISIS) and avenge its dead followers.Three Swedes were killed including an 11-year-old girl, as well as a 41-year-old British man and a 31-year-old Belgian woman. Sweden, a non-NATO member, has around 70 military personnel based mainly in northern Iraq to provide training as part of the anti-Daesh coalition.Akilov swore allegiance to Daesh on the eve of his assault in one of Europe's safest cities.A life sentence in Sweden varies, but is on average 16 years.
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