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2 men charged in train terror plot with support from al-Qaida sentenced to life in prison

File - In this April 23, 2013, file photo, Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two suspects accused of plotting with al-Qaida to derail a train in Canada, arrives at Buttonville Airport, north of Toronto. Esseghaier and Raed Jaser were sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

File - In this April 23, 2013, file photo, Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two suspects accused of plotting with al-Qaida to derail a train in Canada, arrives at Buttonville Airport, north of Toronto. Esseghaier and Raed Jaser were sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Two men found guilty of plotting to derail a passenger train in Canada with support from al-Qaida have been sentenced to life in prison.

Toronto Justice Michael Code on Wednesday sentenced Chiheb Esseghaier to two concurrent life sentences, as well as an additional 18 years. Raed Jaser was sentenced to life with a concurrent sentence of 13 years.

A jury convicted Esseghaier, a Tunisian national, earlier this year of planning to derail a Via train heading from New York to Toronto and four other terror-related charges.

Jaser was found guilty of conspiring to commit murder in support of terrorism and two other charges.

Jaser, who was born in the United Arab Emirates to Palestinian parents but is not an UAE citizen, was living in Toronto when he was arrested.