CHICAGO - A PAKISTANI man who moved to Texas on a student visa was sentenced to 15 years in jail on Friday for conspiring to provide material support to the Taleban and illegal gun possession, US officials said.

Adnan Mirza, 33, was among several men arrested by the FBI in 2006 for engaging in at least six terrorism training sessions during weekend camping trips near Houston.

The FBI also uncovered evidence that Mirza, who was attending a local community college, and the others were planning to send money to the Taleban.

Mirza, who has been in custody since his arrest, was convicted in May 2010 of nine conspiracy and weapons charges.

15 years for Taleban ties