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Feds: Terror Suspects Attended Camp

September 14, 2002

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Five men from a Buffalo, N.Y., suburb received weapons training at an al-Qaida camp visited by Osama bin Laden last summer and U.S. officials said Saturday they are being charged with providing support to terrorists.

The five, all born in America and of Yemeni descent, heard a speech from bin Laden promoting his anti-American and anti-Israeli views, officials said. John Walker Lindh attended the same camp, they said.

The men were charged with providing material support to terrorists _ charges carrying maximum penalties of 15 years in prison upon conviction. Officials did not say what support the men are suspected of providing.

The arrests Friday evening in Lackawanna, N.Y., outside Buffalo, followed the capture in Pakistan of Ramzi Binalshibh, an alleged al-Qaida ringleader.

The FBI believes he was intended to be the 20th hijacker of Sept. 11 but was repeatedly denied entry into the United States.

``One by one we’re hunting the killers down,″ President Bush said Saturday at Camp David, Md.

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