USA v. Al-Rayanni, Bilal
Helena-West Helena, AR

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula

[DAR] Bilal Al-Rayanni, also known as Bilal Kassim Alawdi, a Yemeni national and resident of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, was charged in a two-count superseding indictment with providing and attempting to provide material support to Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), also known as Ansar al-Shari'a, a designated foreign terrorist organization, and making a false statement in a passport application. Al-Rayanni was sentenced in August 2022 to 65 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release following imprisonment for providing material support to a terrorist organization.