Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Three Men in Brooklyn Charged with Ensuring IS; All from Uzbekistan, One Nabbed at JFK Airport

Three men living in Brooklyn, New York were arrested and charged today (February 25, 2015) with providing material support to the Islamic State (IS) -- a fanatic Muslim terrorist organization that has seized large regions of Iraq and Syria and has been actively recruiting Westerners to its fight  -- the NY Times website reports.

One of the men was arrested early this morning at Kennedy International Airport, where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul, Turkey, and then planned to travel to Syria, according to authorities.

The men were identified as Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov, and Abror Habibov -- all citizens of Uzbekistan who were living in Brooklyn.

According to a criminal complaint unsealed in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, the authorities first became suspicious about the men last August, and are concerned that more individuals might have been involved.

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