July 30, 2019 / Modified jul 30, 2019 9:48 a.m.

Two men arrested in Tucson on Islamic State charges

The Somali refugees allegedly wanted to join the terror group in Egypt.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says two Somali refugees were arrested at the Tucson airport Friday on charges they bought tickets for Egypt with the intention of joining ISIS.

The men, identified as Ahmed Mahad Mohamed and Abdi Yemani Hussein, allegedly bought the tickets to Egypt after being in communication with an undercover FBI agent.

The two men allegedly told the agent they wanted to go overseas to fight for ISIS or attack a target in the U.S. if they weren't able to travel.

FBI agents arrested Mohamed and Hussein after they checked in for their flight at the Tucson International Airport.

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