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Britain to Extradite Terror Suspect to US

Britain says it will extradite a computer expert to the United States to face terrorism charges.

Home Secretary Charles Clarke says he has agreed to extradite 31-year-old British citizen Babar Ahmad, who is accused of running web sites in support of the al-Qaida terrorist network, Afghanistan's ousted Taleban regime and Russia's Chechen separatists.

Mr. Ahmad has been in jail since his arrest in August 2004 under a U.S. arrest warrant. New British laws

allow the United States to seek the extradition of someone without presenting any evidence.

A British court ruled earlier this year that Mr. Ahmad should be extradited after the United States promised he would not be labeled an "enemy combatant" and imprisoned in the U.S. naval base on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The case was then passed on to Mr. Clarke.

Mr. Ahmad's family is denouncing the decision, and promises to appeal.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.