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UK Man Jailed for ISIS-Inspired Plot to Attack US Troops

A jury convicted 25-year-old Junead Khan last month

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    UK Man Jailed for ISIS-Inspired Plot to Attack US Troops
    Crown Prosecution Service via AP
    This is an undated handout file photo issued by the Crown Prosecution Service of Junead Khan. Khan a British delivery driver was Friday May 13, 2016 sentenced to at least 12 years prison for an Islamic State group-inspired plot to attack American military personnel in the U.K.

    A British delivery driver has been sentenced to at least 12 years in prison for a jihadi-inspired plot to attack American military personnel in England.

    A judge said Junead Khan was a "committed supporter" of the Islamic State group and planned to kill air force personnel using a knife.

    The 25-year-old's work for a pharmaceutical firm took him past U.S. air bases in eastern England, and prosecutors said he discussed ways of targeting them with an ISIS militant in Syria.

    A jury convicted Khan last month. Passing sentence Friday at Kingston Crown Court, Judge Andrew Edis said Khan planned a "horrifying" murder "in order to create terror and terrorist propaganda in this country."