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Meeting with associate detailed

Mehanna friend said to seek camps

By Milton J. Valencia
Globe Staff / November 16, 2011

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An American citizen who traveled to Pakistan more than a decade ago and joined a terrorist training camp told a federal jury yesterday that he gave an associate of accused terrorist supporter Tarek Mehanna contacts in Yemen, under the understanding that they, too, wanted to train for jihad. Jason Pippin, 34, a native of Georgia, said Mehanna’s close friend Ahmad Abousamra traveled to California in 2003 to discuss in person contacts he had in Yemen, and ways to seek training.

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