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Va. Man Back in US After Weeks On No-Fly List

Saturday, 17 Jul 2010 07:00 PM

 

A Virginia man whose time in Yemen earned FBI scrutiny and left him stuck in the Middle East for nearly two months on a no-fly list is back on U.S. soil.

Yahya Wehelie (weh-HEEL'-ee) said Saturday evening that he's looking forward to eating his mom's lasagna now that he's back with his family.

Wehelie's flight landed in New York on Saturday afternoon. His family met him there and planned to drive him back to the Washington area.

Wehelie, a 26-year-old U.S. citizen of Somali descent, went to Yemen nearly two years ago at his parents' urging to learn Arabic. When he tried to return, FBI agents questioned him for days. He was placed on a no-fly list, leaving him stuck in Cairo until recently, when his no-fly status was removed.

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