USA v. Yahya, Mohammad, et al.
Columbus, OH

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

[NDOH] Four Ohio men, Yahya Farooq Mohammad, Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, Asif Ahmed Salim and Sultane Room Salim, were charged with conspiring to travel to Yemen to provide thousands of dollars to Anwar Al-Awlaki in an effort to support violent jihad against U.S. military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the world. Al-Awlaki, a key leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was designated a global terrorist in 2010. In July 2016, Mohammad was charged in an indictment for soliciting the murder of a federal judge presiding over his case. In July 2017, Mohammad pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and soliciting the murder of a federal judge.