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Terrorism trial underway for men accused of trying to join Al Qaeda
Terrorism trial underway for men accused of trying to join Al Qaeda

The trial of two Inland Empire men accused of being involved in a terrorist plot resumes in Riverside federal court this week, as jurors weigh whether the defendants' alleged plans to travel overseas and join Al Qaeda posed a true threat or were overstated by investigators. Sohiel Omar Kabir, 36, of Pomona and Ralph Kenneth Deleon, 25, of Ontario face five counts of conspiracy, including plans to provide support to overseas terrorist groups, commit terrorist acts overseas and receive Al Qaeda training. Prosecutors allege that Kabir, a naturalized American citizen who was born in Afghanistan, persuaded Deleon, a Filipino citizen and legal resident of the United States, and two...

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