MOSCOW, September 20 (RIA Novosti) - The father of an Islamic State (IS) militant claimed to be responsible for the recent beheadings of the group admitted guilt Friday in the Manhattan Federal court for participating in plotting al-Qaeda's bombing of two US embassies in Africa, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported.
"Adel Mohammed Abdul Almagid Abdel Bary [also known as BARY], pled guilty in Manhattan federal court to international terrorism charges in connection with BARY's work on behalf of Al Qaeda and the Egyptian Islamic Jihad," the FBI report read.
BARY, 54, was extradited to the US from the UK in October 2012 and charged with counts related to plotting to bomb two U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, which killed 224 people.
Bary's main role was as a messenger between al-Qaeda and the media.
Prosecutors reached a deal of a sentence of 25 years for BARY, as he was not alleged to be directly involved in the bombings according to federal prosecutor Sean Buckley.
But the US District Judge Lewis Kaplan declined to accept the deal due to concerns on other charges BARY had previously received, some of which carry a mandatory life sentence.
Lewis Kaplan gave the federal prosecutor and defense lawyer one week to submit letters explaining why he should accept the deal, The Telegraph reported on Friday.
BARY's son, 23 year-old Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, also known as "Jihadi John", is the British rapper who is suspected to be responsible for the be-headings of the American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff as well as a British aid worker, David Haines.
Jihadi John left the US last year, as believed, to join the ISIS group based in Syria. He was identified based on his distinctive British accent in the video's he posted, wearing masks and showing the beheading of James Foley and threatening to behead another aid worker, Alan Henning if the UK did not stop fighting the group.
Some voice experts claim that the suspect is not Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, according to The Telegraph report.
But Jihadi John's statements in his propaganda videos suggest he is suspect.
"Give me the pride and the honor like my father, I swear the day they came and took my dad, I could have killed a cop or two," Jihadi John said in one video.
The IS also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a radical Sunni group, which has been fighting the Syrian government since 2012. In June 2014, it launched attacks in northern and western Iraq later announcing the establishment of a caliphate on its conquered territories in Syria and Iraq.