Wembley man in court accused of murdering American soldier in Iraq
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A terror suspect from Wembley has appeared at the Old Bailey charged with the murder of an American soldier in Iraq in 2007.
Anis Abid Sardar, 38, of Llanover Road, is accused of killing Sgt 1st Class Randy Johnson, 34, who died when a makeshift bomb detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad.
Sardar is also accused of plotting to murder British and American forces in Iraq with roadside bombs between January and November 2007.
He was arrested by anti-terror police after they raided his home in September last year.
Sardar was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the manufacture of improvised explosive devices in Iraq.
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He appeared at the Old Bailey today charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and conspiring to cause an explosion.
Appearing by videolink from maximum security Belmarsh Prison in Woolwich, southeast London, Sardaw spoke only to confirm his name and enter not guilty pleas.
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The judge Mr Justice Globe said his trial, which is expected to last around four weeks, would take place on April 20.
Sardar denied the murder of Sgt 1st Class Randy Johnson on 27 September, 2007, and conspiring to cause an explosion with intent to endanger life together with Sajjad Nabil Salih Al S Adnan between January 1 and November 22, 2007.
He is yet to enter a plea to a charge of conspiracy to murder together with Adnan and was remanded in custody.