15 Feb. 2007

US alleges Hicks collected embassy intelligence:
While not much has changed, there are new details about an advanced Al Qaeda course Hicks allegedly took part in during August 2001.

He allegedly personally collected intelligence on the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, and was trained in covert photography, the use of dead drops and the use of disguises.

The charge sheet also alleges Hicks later armed himself with 300 rounds of ammunition as he prepared to fight against coalition forces at the Kandahar airport.
So basically he is guilty of going on a training course and they carrying ammo which he MIGHT have been planning to use personally.

Of course, it has already been pointed out that the embassy was abandoned at the time!