facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Feds: Yemen holds Lackawanna Six suspect

Jan. 21, 2010 at 9:54 PM   |   Comments

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A man who allegedly persuaded six young men from the Buffalo, N.Y., area to go to a terrorist training camp is in custody in Yemen, a federal prosecutor says.

U.S. Attorney Kathleen Mehltretter told the Buffalo News she would like to try Jaber Elbaneh in New York State. But Yemen has no extradition treaty with the United States.

Elbaneh, 43, of Lackawanna allegedly recruited the group known as the Lackawanna Six. Investigators believe he was in Yemen when they were arrested.

A cousin, Susan Elbaneh of Lackawanna was killed in a terrorist attack at the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon in 2008. The 18-year-old was in Yemen to be married, and authorities there said she was an innocent and unlucky victim of terrorism.

The Lackawanna Six traveled to Afghanistan in May 2001. They were arrested the next year in Buffalo and received prison sentences.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program
2
U.S. Air Force orders more RQ-4 Global Hawks U.S. Air Force orders more RQ-4 Global Hawks
3
Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test
4
New York state may legalize recreational marijuana by next year New York state may legalize recreational marijuana by next year
5
Man suspected of killing woman sets himself on fire on Ohio highway Man suspected of killing woman sets himself on fire on Ohio highway
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback