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Suspect in Brooklyn Bridge Plot to Withdraw Plea

An Ohio man had admitted his role in a terrorism case, but his mental state is an issue. An Ohio truck driver implicated in a terrorist plot to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge said in a court filing that he intended to withdraw his guilty plea, amid questions about his mental capacity, documents filed in federal court show. Iyman Faris pleaded guilty in May to helping Al Qaeda explore a second wave of terror attacks on New York and Washington after Sept. 11. His arrest and plea agreement were announced by Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft and hailed as a milestone in the Justice Department’s antiterror campaign. Now, the case against the Pakistani native, who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1999, only to be recruited by a top Al Qaeda leader in the months after the Sept. 11 attacks, is threatening to unravel. Full Story

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