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5 terrorism suspects extradited from UK to US

7:36 AM, Oct 6, 2012   |    comments
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NEW YORK -- Radical preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other terrorism suspects who fought for years to avoid facing charges in the United States have arrived in U.S., hours after being extradited from Britain.

The U.S. attorney's office in Connecticut says Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan are scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in New Haven early Saturday, just hours after arriving in the U.S. at about 2 a.m.

The U.S. attorney office in New York confirms that al-Masri, Khaled al-Fawwaz and Adel Abdul Bary are in New York City. Court appearances are expected later in the day.

On Friday, Britain's High Court ruled the men had lost their grounds for appeal. They had been fighting extradition for between eight and 14 years.

The Associated Press

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