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Last of Al Qaeda-Linked Men Sent to U.S. Prison

The last of the “Lackawanna 6” group of Yemeni-Americans who attended an al Qaeda weapons training camp in Afghanistan in 2001 was sent to prison on Wednesday for 9-1/2 years. In his sentencing of Sahim Alwan, U.S. District Court Judge William Skretny in Buffalo, New York, rejected a prosecution recommendation that he be jailed for nine years under a plea deal. The Judge said Alwan, 31, who twice met personally with the radical Islamic group’s leader Osama bin Laden, had lied to the FBI about the purpose of his visit to Afghanistan and “significantly undermined the investigation of terrorism crimes in this case.” Alwan said he traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan to further his education in Islam. Full Story

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