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Misbahuddin Ahmed found guilty on 2 terror charges

Former Ottawa hospital technician Misbahuddin Ahmed has been found guilty of two terrorism-related charges, but has been acquitted on a third more serious count.

Ahmed was convicted of conspiring to knowingly facilitate a terrorist activity and participation in the activities of a terrorist group.

The 30-year-old was found not guilty of possession of explosives with intent to do harm.

A jury delivered the verdict today after two days of deliberation.

Ahmed faced a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison on the conspiracy charge and life in prison for the explosive device count.

He and two alleged co-conspirators were charged following a top-secret RCMP security operation dubbed Project Samossa.

The Crown contended the three men agreed to raise money to support a violent jihad and to make and use explosives against targets in Canada.

During a seven-month operation, RCMP anti-terrorist officers collected thousands of intercepts through surveillance of the homes, cars, phones and computer communications of the three men.

One of the co-accused, Khurram Syed Sher, was tried by a judge earlier this year on one conspiracy count.

Sher was an anatomical pathologist in St. Thomas, Ont., south of London, before his arrest in August 2010.

A publication ban was imposed on the identity of the third alleged co-conspirator.