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Feds seize ammo, 9/11 materials from terror suspect's home

Posted September 30, 2009 1:11 p.m. EDT
Updated September 30, 2009 7:06 p.m. EDT

— Federal agents seized a variety of ammunition and weapons accessories, materials on 9/11 and other records during a search last week of the Holly Springs home of a man charged in an alleged terrorism conspiracy.

Before his July arrest, Anes Subasic, 33, lived at 248 Adefield Lane in Holly Springs with his father, Dragan Subasic.

Agents spent about nine hours inside the home Friday, and detailed more than three pages of items they took from the house, including CDs labeled "September 11, 2001."

Other items seized include knives, boxes of ammunition, empty handgun boxes, an empty box for a sniper rifle scope, holsters and shooting targets. Cell phones, computer equipment, 21 credit cards, bankruptcy and employment records, books and articles about Islam and counter-terrorism literature, including a certificate from an "Escaping from Captivity Course," also were taken from the house, according to the search warrant.

Anes Subasic was indicted in July with six other men on charges that they plotted to murder, kidnap, maim and injure people overseas. Subasic, Daniel Patrick Boyd, 39, his sons, Dylan Boyd, 22, and Zakariya "Zak" Boyd, 20, Hysen Sherifi, 24, Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, 22, and Ziyad Yaghi, 21, are being held without bond at a prison in Virginia.

An eighth suspect, Jude Kenan Mohammad, 20, is believed to be in Pakistan.

The U.S. Attorney's Office wouldn't comment on why the search took place almost two months after Subasic's.

The Bosnian refugee and a naturalized U.S. citizen faces one count each of conspiring to provide resources to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap and injure persons abroad.

In an Aug. 10 bond hearing, the FBI presented evidence, including surveillance audio, that Subasic associated with the suspected ringleader of the operation, Daniel Boyd. Prosecutors noted that Subasic attended a sniper training camp in Las Vegas.