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Erie Cabal: Feds Bust Buffalo Terror Cell

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Erie Cabal: Feds Bust Buffalo Terror Cell

This is the federal criminal complaint filed Friday (9/13) against the five men who allegedly operated an al-Qaeda terrorist cell in suburban Buffalo. According to FBI agent Edward Needham, several defendants traveled to Afghanistan to attend the al-Farooq terrorist training camp operated by disciples of Osama bin Laden (John Walker Lindh, the so-called American Taliban, also attended the al-Farooq camp). Charged with providing material support and resources to foreign terrorist organizations, the Buffalo defendants face a maximum of 15 years in prison. (12 pages)