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  • The men "were prepared to kill themselves and everyone else around them - men, women and children," Mr. Loonam said during opening statements in federal court in Brooklyn. "These men came so close - within days of carrying out this attack."

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  • The terror network valued them for their U.S. passports, which let them slip back into the U.S. and "blend in" until it was time to strike, he said.

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