From: Otis Willie
Subject: FBI Details Alleged N.Y. Terror Cell
Organization: The American War Library
NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 22:46:41 EDT
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 02:46:41 GMT
FBI Details Alleged N.Y. Terror Cell
(EXCERPT) Tue Sep 17, 9:07 AM ET, by BEN DOBBIN, Associated Press
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - With charges filed against a sixth alleged member
of an al-Qaida-trained terror cell, the FBI ( news - web sites)
revealed new details of a probe that began before the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks and intensified near their one-year anniversary.
Looking weary and bewildered, Mukhtar al-Bakri, 22, a Yemeni-born
American arrested in Bahrain last week, was charged Monday in federal
court with conspiring to provide support or resources to foreign
U.S. Magistrate H. Kenneth Schroeder entered an innocent plea for
al-Bakri and ordered him held until a bail hearing Wednesday with five
other men arrested last week during raids in Lackawanna, a suburb of
Buffalo. They are Shafal Mosed, 24; Faysal Galab, 26; Sahim Alwan, 29;
Yasein Taher, 24; and Yahya Goba, 25.
Investigators said when they interviewed al-Bakri last Wednesday, he
initially lied, saying he and five other suspected terror cell members
traveled to Pakistan in 2001 for religious training.
The agents told al-Bakri they didn't believe him, and when they
questioned him again the same day, he admitted the group went to
Kandahar, Afghanistan ( news - web sites), where they learned terror
tactics and were lectured...
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