3 arrested in Florida for trying to join IS

3 arrested in Florida for trying to join IS

Washington, July 23 (IANS) Three men in the US state of Florida were arrested on charges of conspiring to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group.

The three, all residents of Palm Beach county, were charged with conspiring and attempting to provide material support and resources to IS, according to a complaint filed in a federal court on Friday.

It was reported that the three regularly met last year with an informant from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on plans to travel to Syria to join IS, Xinhua news agency reported.

They reportedly “praised” the terror attacks in the US and elsewhere, including those in Orlando, Florida and San Bernardino, California.

The three had discussed attacking US military personnel living in their neighbourhood and even considered attacking the White House, officials added.

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