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2 California men arrested in helping terrorism group

May 22, 2015

SANTA ANA, California (AP) — The FBI says two men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorism organization.

Bureau spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says one man was taken into custody at Los Angeles International Airport and another was arrested in Anaheim on Thursday.

Eimiller says the men are 24-year-olds Muhanad Badawi and Nader Elhuzayel, both California residents. They are expected to be charged Friday in federal court.

She declined to give further details about the men and why they were arrested.

The arrests came after an investigation by a joint terrorism task force made up of federal and local authorities.

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