FBI Arrests Six In U.S. In Syria Terrorism Probe

The FBI has arrested six people in Minnesota and San Diego as part of a counter-terrorism probe into young men who have traveled to Syria to fight with Islamic State, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said Sunday evening, according to media reports. The arrests were made Sunday in the two cities and more information will be released on Monday, the spokesman said. The arrests come on the back of a terrorism investigation in Minnesota, where authorities have tracked youths who have traveled to or tried to travel Syria to fight with militants, including IS. Within the past year, about five Minnesota residents have traveled to Syria and at least one has died while fighting for IS, the U.S. authorities said, according to Associated Press.

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