Tuesday, November 20, 2012 4:50 pm
Terror suspect served briefly in US Air Force
The Associated Press
Ann Stefanek says 34-year-old Sohiel Omar Kabir of Pomona, Calif., enlisted in the Air Force on July 20, 2000, and was administratively separated on Dec. 17, 2001.
Stefanek says privacy laws prevent her from saying why Kabir left but that it was not for misconduct.
Most enlisted members serve four to six years.
A variety of reasons can prompt an administrative separation, including medical issues.
Kabir is one of four California men arrested recently on allegations they were plotting to bomb military bases and government facilities by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan.