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U.S. Seeks to Extradite Yemeni Men

The U.S. Department of Justice notified Germany that it will seek the extradition of two Yemeni men arrested in Frankfurt on charges they were members of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said. Officials in the United States and in Germany confirmed Wednesday that the arrest of Mohammed Ali Hassan al-Moayyed and Said Mohammed Mohsen stemmed from charges filed this month in federal court in Brooklyn alleging they provided support to a terrorist organization. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Brooklyn had no immediate comment on the charges, which remain under seal. Al-Moayyed is thought to be an al-Qaida financier who collected funds for the terrorist organization through a location in the Yemeni capital, San’a, according to a U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity. “We think this guy was gathering money from all over the world and funneling it to al-Qaida and had contact with bin Laden,” the official said. Mohsen, al-Moayyed’s traveling companion, is alleged to have played a lesser role in the organization. Full Story

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