FBI offers reward for Mass. terrorism suspect

BOSTON - The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a Massachusetts man facing terrorism charges.

The FBI's Boston office announced Wednesday it is seeking the public's help in locating Ahmad Abousamra, a U.S. citizen from Mansfield who left the United States in 2006 and may be living in Aleppo, Syria, with family. He uses several aliases.

Abousamra was indicted in 2009 after taking trips to Pakistan and Yemen where he allegedly attempted to obtain military training for the purpose of killing American soldiers. He also traveled to Iraq.

A federal arrest warrant was issued in November 2009.

The FBI says Abousamra is an associate of Tarek Mehanna, the Sudbury man convicted on four terrorism charges and sentenced this year to 17½ years in prison.

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