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Another Man in Buffalo Case Pleads Guilty to Qaeda Link

One of six men charged last fall with attending a Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan a few months before the Sept. 11 attacks pleaded guilty today to a charge that he aided the terrorist group. The man, Shafal Mosed, was the second of the six to plead guilty in the case, and became the first native-born American citizen to be convicted under an antiterrorism law passed in 1996. Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, Mr. Mosed, 24, pleaded guilty before Judge William M. Skretny in Federal District Court here to one count of providing material assistance to a terrorist organization. “He said, `I did it, it was wrong and now I have to pay the consequences,’ ” Patrick Brown, Mr. Mosed’s defense lawyer, said afterward. Mr. Brown said that Mr. Mosed had known that the camp “was affiliated with Osama bin Laden, and that’s something he’s very ashamed of.” Full Story

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