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Two terrorists with Connecticut ties expected to be extradited to U.S.

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Five terrorists, two of them with connections to Connecticut, are going to be extradited to the United States, according to British officials.

United Kingdom citizens Babar Ahmad and Syed Ahsan are wanted for terrorism-related charges that occurred in Connecticut, according to the FBI.

According to the U.S. attorney's office website, the two men were charged with providing material support of terrorism, conspiring to kill U.S. nationals and money laundering.

Ahmad and Ahsan were part of an organization known as Azzam Publications, which provided material support to the Taliban and the Chechen Mujahideen, according to the U.S. attorney's office website.

Azzam Publications websites "were hosted for a period of time through the services of a web hosting company located in Connecticut," according to the U.S. attorney's office website.

According to the indictment, Ahmad and Ahsan laundered money for Taliban and the Chechen Mujahideen and provided the military with equipment, lodging, training and advice through the Internet and other methods.

When British officials searched Ahmad's residence in 2003, he "was found in the possession of an electronic document containing what were previously classified plans regarding the makeup, advance movements and mission of a U.S. Naval battle group," according to the U.S. attorney's office website. The document also showed how the naval battle group was vulnerable to terrorist attack.

Ahmad was arrested in Great Britain in October 2004, and Ahsan was arrested in July 2006.

Mustafa Kamal Mustafa, Adel Bary and Khalid al-Fawwaz are also expected to be extradited from Great Britain to the United States on terrorism-related charges.

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