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Accused terrorist lived in Cheney

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Meghann M. Cuniff
Spokesman-Review

CHENEY, Wash. - A Somali-American indicted in an international terrorist plot lived in Cheney and attended Eastern Washington University.

More information from

www.spokesman.com

Abdifatah Yusuf Isse, 25, is in federal custody, accused with Salah Osman Ahmed, 26, of providing material support to a terrorist conspiracy. An indictment was unsealed Monday in a U.S District Court in St. Paul, Minn.

Investigators accuse them of recruiting soldiers from within Minnesota's community of Somali immigrants and families to join al-Qaida-linked militants who want to establish an Islamic state in the Horn of Africa country.

As many as 20 young Minnesota-area men are believed to have joined. Family members say at least three of the missing men are dead.



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