US Army National Guard soldier, cousin arrested for conspiring to support ISIS

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A member of the United States Army National Guard and his cousin have been arrested and charged with planning to provide material support to the Islamic State. Facebook chats with an undercover FBI agent led to the arrest.

The US Department of Justice announced on Thursday that two residents of Aurora, Illinois were arrested on Wednesday evening and charged with one count each of conspiring to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

National Guard Specialist Hasan Edmonds, 22, was arrested Wednesday at Chicago’s Midway International Airport, where authorities say he planned to fly to Cairo, Egypt in order to join the group calling itself the Islamic State (also known as ISIS, or ISIL). His cousin, 29-year-old Jonas Edmonds, was arrested inside his Aurora, IL home that same evening.

Both men are expected in court on Thursday afternoon, according to a statement released on Thursday by the…

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