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NATIONAL NEWS – Terror suspect Hamza flown to US

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza has finally been extradited to the United States along with four others to face terror charges, after judges threw out an application to halt the move.

Within hours of the judge ruling that Hamza could not remain in the UK on medical grounds he and the other four were whisked onto two waiting aircraft owned by the US Department of Justice at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk for the flight to face US justice.

One plane flew to Connecticut this morning and a second, believed to be carrying Abu Hamza to New York State.

He and the other men Babar Ahmad, Syed Talha Ahsan, Adel Abdul Bary and Khaled al-Fawwaz will appear in court for an initial hearing within 24 hours.

Abu Hamza faces 11 charges relating to hostage taking, conspiracy to establish a militant training camp and calling for holy war in Afghanistan.

Al-Fawwaz and Bary are accused of being aides to Osama Bin Laden. Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan face charges in connection with the alleged running of a pro-jihad website.

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