Two Minnesota woman were convicted of supporting al-Shabab

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Two Minnesota woman were convicted Thursday by a federal jury in Minneapolis of conspiring to support a U.S.-designated terrorist group in Somalia, USA Today reported.

According to the Pioneer Press, the two Somali women, Amina Farah Ali, 35, and Hawo Mohamed Hassa, 64, were charged with financing and recruiting for al-Shabab after being under FBI surveillance since 2008. The evidence collected includes teleconferences the women held to raise money

The federal jury found Hassan guilty of two counts of lying to the FBI and Ali guilty of supplying al-Shabab with more than $8,600 between September 2008 and July 2009, USA Today reported.

USA Today reports that both counts of terrorism carry a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and lying to the FBI carries and eight-year maximum.

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