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Idaho terrorist sentenced to 25 years in prison

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BOISE, Idaho -

 An Uzbek refugee authorities say had an unwavering commitment to kill personnel at a military base or civilians at crowded Fourth of July celebrations in downtown Boise, Idaho, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
    
Fazliddin Kurbanov received the sentence Thursday and a $250,000 fine.
    
A federal jury in August convicted Kurbanov of conspiracy, attempting to support a terrorist organization and possession of bomb-making components.
    
Prosecutors say the 33-year-old Russian-speaking truck driver who fled Uzbekistan in 2009 downloaded jihadist and martyrdom videos from a terrorist website.
    
Authorities monitored his communications and arrested him in 2013
    
Kurbanov maintained his innocence and told the court he wasn't a terrorist.
    
But U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge in handing down the sentence said Kurbanov planned to commit jihad against the United States.

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