Lackawanna SixPart of Al-Qaeda
|Center of Gravity||Lackawanna, New York, United States|
|Area of Operation||Afghanistan, Yemen|
|Key members||Yasein Taher, Yahya Goba, Mukhtar al-Bakri, Shafal Mosed, Faysal Galab, Sahim Alwan|
|Narrative and Notes|
|Reliable||Group of Yemeni-American friends from Buffalo, New York, area who received training at an al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan in early 2001. They were recruited by Derwish.|
Six were detained (hence the name Lackawanna Six) in September 2002. Despite the publicity given the arrests, they were never accused of participating in a terrorist plot.
Derwish was killed in a CIA airstrike in Yemen. Jaber Elbaneh, an associate, was detained in Yemen but escaped in 2006.
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