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October 4, 12:30pm

Americans Arrested For Alleged Afghanistan Terror Training

Six men are being charged with conspiring to wage war on the U-S -- and provide support to al-Qaida. Four of the men are in custody -- three in Oregon, and one in Michigan. Two others are still at large overseas. Five of the men are U-S citizens.

Attorney General John Ashcroft says one of them had U-S military training. According to court records, all six had traveled to Afghanistan for training. Ashcroft says some of them began traveling to Afghanistan in October of last year to fight with Taliban troops against U-S forces.

Ashcroft calls it a "defining day" in the fight against terrorism. He noted that the arrests came on the same day that John Walker Lindh is being sentenced in Virginia -- and on the day that shoe-bomber Richard Reid entered a guilty plea in Boston.

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