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U.S. Charges Six With Supporting IS


The U.S. Justice Department has announced that six people have been charged with providing money and other support to groups such as Al-Qaeda, Nusra Front and Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

The six are Bosnian natives living in the United States.

Members of the group conspired to provide money and equipment - including U.S. military uniforms, combat boots, and tactical gear - to be used to commit crimes outside the United States, according to the indictment released by the Justice Department on February 6.

It said people in Turkey and Saudi Arabia acted as middlemen, receiving the money and property from the defendants in the United States and transferring it to militants fighting with groups in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters
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