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2 Somali refugees arrested by FBI for alleged plan to join ISIS

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Two U.S refugees who are Somalian citizens were arrested in Arizona for allegedly planning to travel to Egypt to join ISIS.

Amed Mahad Mohammed, 21 and Abdi Yemani Hussein, 20 were arrested by the FBI after they had checked in for their flight at Tucson International Airport on Friday, July 26.

According to Criminal Complaint, the alleged had been communicating with an FBI undercover employee whom they believed was a supporter of ISIS ideology.

The authorities said in a statement that they allegedly planned to travel to Egypt’s Sinai region to join ISIS and if not allowed to travel, they planned to carry out an attack in ISIS’s name on US soil.

According to court documents, Mohammed had been granted lawful permanent residence while Hussein still had refugee status.

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