Posted: Oct 19, 2012 10:40 PM by Associated Press
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - A judge has ruled a Canadian man can be extradited to the United States to face charges that he helped coordinate Tunisian jihadists believed responsible for separate suicide attacks in Iraq in 2009 that killed five American soldiers outside a U.S. base and seven people at an Iraqi police complex.
Sayfildin Tahir Sharif, who holds dual Canadian/Iraqi citizenship, was arrested in 2011 on a U.S. warrant and has been fighting extradition to New York.
The prosecution said evidence from intercepted Internet and phone conversations shows that Sharif was involved in supporting the suicide bombings.
Sharif, 40, never left Canada as part of the alleged conspiracy. He was born in Iraq but moved to Toronto as a refugee in 1993. He has also gone by other names, including Faruq Muhammad'Isa.
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