Lashkar-trained Australian named

January 13th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Jan.13 (ANI): An Australian man known as Abu Asad trained with Lashkar-e-Taiba at a camp in Pakistan in 2001 after the terrorist attacks on the US on September 11, 2001, a man who met him at the camp told a Sydney court today.
Yong Ki Kwon told the trial of five Sydney men accused of conspiring to plan a terrorist act that he left his home in Virginia in the United States shortly after the attacks to defend Afghanistan against the expected US invasion.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, he also told the court via video-link from the US today that he arrived in Pakistan and went to a training camp organised by Lashkar-e-Taiba, where he learned about weapons, including rocket-propelled grenades, machineguns and anti-aircraft guns.
Lashkar-e-Taiba, which means Army of the Pious, is on the US watch list of terrorist organisations.
Kwon said that he trained for 45 days, and in the last few days he met an Australian known to him only as Abu Asad. (ANI)

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