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Plea by Man Who Met bin Laden

A man who said he had two one-on-one meetings with Osama bin Laden a few months before the Sept. 11 terror attacks pleaded guilty today to aiding Al Qaeda, the terrorist organization. The defendant, Sahim Alwan, was the fourth of the “Lackawanna six” — six young Yemeni-Americans from the Buffalo area — to plead guilty to charges that they attended Al Farooq, a training camp run by Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. As part of a plea agreement, Mr. Alwan, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of providing material assistance to a terrorist group. Full Story

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