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    Three US Citizens Charged With Trying to Support Daesh

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    Three men from Palm Beach County, Florida have been charged with trying to support Daesh, according to the US Justice Department.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Three men from Palm Beach County, Florida have been charged with trying to support Daesh (also known as IS), a terrorist group outlawed in Russia and many other countries, the US Justice Department said in a press release on Friday.

    "Three Palm Beach County, Florida, residents were charged with conspiring and attempting to support the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [IS], a designated foreign terrorist organization," the release stated.

    Gregory Hubbard, a 52-year-old man also known as Jibreel, Darren Arness Jackson, a 50-year-old man also known as Daoud, and 31-year-old Dayne Atani Christian, also known as Shakur, tried to provide material support to IS.

    Hubbard bought a plane ticket to Germany where he planned to board a train for Turkey, and then head to Syria, according to the Justice Department. Officials arrested him at Miami International Airport prior to his departure. Jackson drove Hubbard to the airport, and was arrested after he left the airport.

    A detention hearing for the three IS supporters is scheduled for July 27, and an arraignment is set for August 5. The defendants face up to 20 years in prison, if convicted.

    The Islamic State terrorist group, which is also known as Daesh in Arabic, is outlawed in the United States, Russia and numerous other countries.

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