234 | The atmosphere of uncertainty about where and when the war on al-Qaeda would move next ended when Pakistani authorities captured major operative Ramzi Binalshibh, 30, and turned him over to U.S. authorities. In initial interrogations, Pakistani authorities said Mr. Binalshibh readily admitted his involvement in the Sept. 11 attacks, but would not give away al-Qaeda names or locations. Said one American official: "He's got American blood all over his hands," including the 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole, which killed 17 U.S. sailors. The focus also veered to the Buffalo suburb of Lackawanna, N.Y., where five Yemeni-Americans were arrested on charges that they provided support to al-Qaeda forces. Some of the defendants said the group was present at the terror group's camp near Kandahar, Afghanistan, when Osama bin Laden visited. If prosecutors prove they were admitted to the camp, convicting them of aiding al-Qaeda should be easy, since admittance usually requires an oath of allegiance.