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UK man jailed for IS-inspired plot to attack US troops

This is an undated handout file photo issued by the Crown Prosecution Service of Junead Khan. Khan a British delivery driver was Friday May 13, 2016 sentenced to at least 12 years prison for an Islamic State group-inspired plot to attack American military personnel in the U.K.  .  (Crown Prosecution Service via AP) NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

This is an undated handout file photo issued by the Crown Prosecution Service of Junead Khan. Khan a British delivery driver was Friday May 13, 2016 sentenced to at least 12 years prison for an Islamic State group-inspired plot to attack American military personnel in the U.K. . (Crown Prosecution Service via AP) NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.  (The Associated Press)

A British delivery driver has been sentenced to at least 12 years in prison for a jihadi-inspired plot to attack American military personnel in England.

A judge said Junead Khan was a "committed supporter" of the Islamic State group and planned to kill air force personnel using a knife.

The 25-year-old's work for a pharmaceutical firm took him past U.S. air bases in eastern England, and prosecutors said he discussed ways of targeting them with an IS militant in Syria.

A jury convicted Khan last month. Passing sentence Friday at Kingston Crown Court, Judge Andrew Edis said Khan planned a "horrifying" murder "in order to create terror and terrorist propaganda in this country."

The judge handed down a life sentence with no chance of parole for at least 12 years.