An Australian court on Tuesday convicted Sydney man Hamdi Al Qudsi of recruiting seven young men to travel overseas and fight alongside ISIS and al Qaeda affiliates in Syria, a spokeswoman for the court said.
Al Qudsi, 42, was found guilty by the New South Wales state Supreme Court in Sydney of aiding the men to fight with extremist groups in 2013, the spokeswoman told Reuters.
“The charges were give money/goods to promote/support foreign hostile acts,” she said. Each of the seven charges carries a 10 year prison sentence. Al Qudsi is yet to be sentenced.
Prosecutors alleged that Al Qudsi made arrangements for the men to travel to Syria in 2013 for the purpose of fighting alongside groups listed by the Australian government as terrorist organisations.