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Cell leader pleads guilty to supporting bin Laden

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — One of the alleged leaders of a suspected al-Qaida-trained terror cell has pleaded guilty to supporting Osama bin Laden's terrorist group.

Yahya Goba, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court, becoming the third defendant to reach a deal with prosecutors in a case that sent shock waves through the Buffalo suburb of Lackawanna.

Goba is one of six men charged with providing support to bin Laden's group by training at an Afghanistan camp in spring 2001. The men, all in their 20s and American citizens of Yemeni descent, lived within blocks of one another in Lackawanna.