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Guilty Plea in N.Y. Terror Probe

A Yemeni American man accused of belonging to a terrorist sleeper cell today pleaded guilty in federal court in Buffalo to supporting the al Qaeda terrorist network by attending a training camp in Afghanistan. Shafal Mosed, a 24-year-old college student and telemarketer, admitted to providing “material support” to Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda by traveling to the al Farooq training camp in the spring of 2001 with five friends from Lackawanna, N.Y. In January, another member of the group, Faysal Galab, who attended the camp with him, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of providing “funds and services” to al Qaeda in exchange for testifying against his friends. Prosecution of the four remaining defendants continues. Mosed said in a plea agreement that he flew to Pakistan on April 28, 2001, and then headed to Afghanistan, where he stayed at a guest house connected to bin Laden and watched movies about the conflicts in Bosnia and Chechnya and bought a uniform. Mosed then traveled to the al Farooq training camp, where he spent several weeks working as a guard and learning how to use explosives, and Kalashnikov and M-16 automatic rifles. Full Story

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