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US accuses 6 immigrants of helping Islamic State group

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U.S. prosecutors say six Bosnian immigrants have been accused of sending money and equipment oversees to help terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State group and al-Qaida in Iraq. U.S. prosecutors say six Bosnian immigrants have been accused of sending money and equipment oversees to help terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State group and al-Qaida in Iraq.
ST. LOUIS, MO. -

U.S. prosecutors say six Bosnian immigrants have been accused of sending money and equipment oversees to help terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State group and al-Qaida in Iraq.

All six people face charges of conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists and with providing material support to terrorists. The indictment was unsealed Friday.

All six are natives of Bosnia who were legal residents of the U.S. Three lived in St. Louis, two in Illinois and one in New York.

The indictment alleges says the defendants bought U.S. military uniforms, firearms accessories, tactical gear and other equipment and shipped them overseas. The items and money eventually went to fighters in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere.

The indictment says money was also sent to support the families of fighters.

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