Somali refugees arrested on way to join ISIS

Two Somali refugees living in the U.S. were arrested in Arizona last week before they boarded a plane to join ISIS overseas, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.

Ahmed Mahad Mohamed, 21, and Abdi Yemani Hussein, 20, were arrested on July 26 at Tucson International Airport. The two were on their way to Egypt, where they allegedly planned to join ISIS.

According to Danielle Wallace at Fox News, “court documents said that both Mohamed and Hussein entered the United States as refugees from Somalia. Mohamed had been granted lawful permanent residence status by the time he was arrested. Hussein still had refugee status.”

Phoenix’s Fox 10 reported that the pair allegedly planned to carry out an attack in ISIS’s name on U.S. soil if they weren’t able to travel.

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H/T: Fox News