Man sentenced to 15 years for an Islamic State-inspired plot

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A judge has sentenced an Alabama man to 15 years in federal prison for plotting to carry out Islamic State-inspired terrorist attacks in the United States.

Prosecutors say the 23-year-old Aziz Ihab Sayyed Huntsville needs the rest of his life on probation after his release.

Sayyed pleaded guilty in March to attempting to offer material support to the Islamic State terrorist group. He admitted to buying bomb parts of last year with plans to attack police stations, and Redstone Arsenal.

Authorities say he also tried to form a group, to carry out domestic attacks. Prosecutors say Sayeed made the plans after watching a video by the Islamic State.

U. S. District Judge Abdul Kallon sentenced the North Carolina native during a hearing Wednesday. Sayeed was attending a college in Alabama at the time of his arrest.

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