2 extradited to US to appear in Conn. court

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Associated Press

Posted on October 6, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Updated Saturday, Oct 6 at 3:03 AM

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Officials with the U.S. Attorney's office in New York aren't confirming the arrival of five terror suspects extradited from Britain, but at least two are expected in court today.

The men were flown out of England after losing their lengthy fight to avoid facing charges in the U.S.

Radical preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri is the best known of the group. The Egyptian-born former nightclub bouncer is wanted in the U.S. on charges that include conspiring with Seattle men to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon and helping abduct 16 hostages, two of them American tourists, in Yemen in 1998.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Connecticut says Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan are scheduled to be in U.S. District Court in New Haven today on charges relating to websites that allegedly sought to raise cash, recruit fighters and seek equipment for terrorists.

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