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    Judge nixes bond in terrorism trial
    Prosecutors say Elshiekh and Shkumbin Sherifi met with the FBI informant and gave her $5,000 in cash toward killing the first target, a Moroccan man who had worked as a government informant during the investigation of the plot against the Marine base.

    Through the female informant, the FBI provide Shkumbin Sherifi faked photos that appeared to show the beheaded corpse and severed head of the Moroccan man as proof the hit had been carried out. Sherifi then took those photos to the jail outside Wilmington to show his older brother, according to the FBI, which recorded their conversation.

    According to a transcript introduced into evidence Monday, upon seeing the photos, Hysen Sherifi told his younger brother that he had assisted in "the greatest jihad" and that he would be rewarded.
    Asymmetric Warfare: It's not just for the other guys.