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Sahim Alwan

Lackawanna Six Member

Detained

Details
ImportanceLow
Location of DetentionTerre Haute, Indiana, United States1
Capturing AuthorityFBI
Date of CaptureSept. 13, 20022
Location of CaptureLackawanna, New York, United States
AffiliationLackawanna Six
RoleMember
SupervisorKamal Derwish
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
NationalityYemeni
NationalityAmerican
Date of Birth1972
GenderMale
HistoryAttended training camp in postwar Afghanistan (1990-2001)
Charged withProviding Material Support to al-Qaeda
Charging authorityUnited States
Charges issuedSept. 16, 2002
Case statusConvicted
ConvictionsProviding Material Support to al-Qaeda
Sentence9.5 years imprisonment
Case resolvedDecember 2003
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
Reliable
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons No. 11874-055. Projected release date Dec. 23, 2010.
  • Said he had no intention of becoming a terrorist but attended al-Qaeda training out of curiosity.1,2
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    Sources
    1 Federal Bureau of Prisons web site, viewed Dec. 28, 2006.
    2 Roya Azia and Monica Lam. 'Profiles: The Lackawanna Cell.' PBS Frontline, Oct. 16, 2003.
     
     
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