Home of ‘Lackawanna 6’ terrorism case loses one of its own in attack on US
Embassy in Yemen

By CAROLYN THOMPSON , Associated Press

September 18, 2008

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. – Yemeni-Americans in this upstate New York city have seen
terrorism from two sides.

On Wednesday, one of their own was a victim of global violence, killed with
her new husband when terrorists attacked the U.S. Embassy in Yemen. Six
years ago, six young men from this former steel town on the shore of Lake
Erie were charged with supporting Osama bin Laden‘s terror network.

That Wednesday’s victim, 18-year-old Susan Elbaneh, was related to a seventh
man accused of training with al-Qaida stirred at once feelings of grief and

Grief over the loss of a well-liked young woman just as a new chapter of her
life was beginning. Susan Elbaneh had traveled to Yemen to be married and
planned to return to western New York with her husband, finish high school
and go to college to become a nurse.

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