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DOJ: Guardsman, cousin charged with supporting ISIL

Posted on AllSides March 26th, 2015
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An Illinois Army guardsman and his cousin were arrested by federal authorities as part of an alleged conspiracy to provide support to the Islamic State of Iraq or ISIL.

One of the suspects, Army National Guard Specialist Hasan Edmonds, 22, was arrested late Wednesday night at Chicago's Midway International Airport where he was allegedly preparing to travel to join ISIL's cause.

The other man, Jonas Edmonds, 29, was arrested Wednesday night at his home in Aurora, Ill.

Both suspects are scheduled to make initial court appearances at 3 p.m. Thursday.

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