RTE News reported earlier that Algerian-Irish jihadist Ali Charaf Damache, who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges in July, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail, prosecutors in Philadelphia said.

Damache, 53, who was known online as ‘Theblackflag’ was arrested in Spain three ears ago, where he was suspected of plotting the murder of a Swedish cartoonist who had lampooned the Prophet Mohammed.

He was extradited to the United States in 2017, accused of being the ringleader of a jihadist cell that was plotting attacks in Europe and southern Asia.