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Two O.C. men wanted to become martyrs, fight for Islamic State, feds allege
Two O.C. men wanted to become martyrs, fight for Islamic State, feds allege

One of two Orange County men arrested by federal agents on terrorism charges was planning to travel to the Middle East to join the Islamic State, according to court filings filed Friday. In a criminal complaint filed against Nader Elhuzayel and Muhanad Badawi, both 24, prosecutors accuse the pair of setting in motion a plan to realize their hopes to fight for the Islamic State, an extremist group battling against government forces in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the region. The FBI first became aware of the pair from messages they posted on social media sites about the Islamic State, according to an FBI agent’s affidavit included in the court filings. Federal...

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