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Friend of San Bernardino shooters had ties to 'jihadists' planning to fight with Al Qaeda, prosecutors say

Friend of San Bernardino shooters had ties to 'jihadists' planning to fight with Al Qaeda, prosecutors say

Enrique Marquez Jr., who is awaiting trial on charges that he helped the San Bernardino shooters, was tied to a “group of jihadists” planning to move from California to Afghanistan to fight with Al Qaeda, federal prosecutors revealed in new court documents.

Marquez is accused of providing the weapons used in the Dec. 2 attack that killed 14 people, the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.

Until this week, officials had not suggested that Marquez had known ties to other extremists.

In the court documents, prosecutors say Marquez had connections to “California jihadists” who were arrested in 2012 when they...

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