6 Minnesota Men Charged With Trying To Join Islamic State

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota have charged six men they say attempted to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

A criminal complaint unsealed Monday charges the men with conspiring to provide and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

The complaint says the men sought to reach countries near Syria by flying from the airports in San Diego and New York City, but were stopped.

The complaint names Mohamed Farah, Adnan Farah, Abdirahman Daud, Guled Omar, Hanad Musse and Zacharia Abdurahman. It alleges they were in contact with another Minnesota man, Abdi Nur, who has worked to recruit Western fighters.

Authorities say a handful of Minnesota residents have traveled to Syria to fight with militants in the past year, and at least one has died.

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