Openings Monday for trial in Fort Dix plot case

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - October 19, 2008 The five defendants - all foreign-born Muslim men in their 20s who have spent much of their lives in the southern New Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia - were arrested in May 2007 and accused of plotting to sneak onto Fort Dix to attack soldiers. The Army base primarily trains reservists for duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

No attack was carried out and lawyers for the men say there was no plot.

The men face charges of attempted murder, conspiracy and weapons offenses and could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted on all counts.

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