Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, left, is escorted by U.S. Marshals from the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)
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Federal authorities allege 24-year-old Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan of Houston was coordinating efforts with another Iraqi refugee living in Sacramento, California, Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, to get weapons training and eventually sneak into Syria to fight alongside the terrorist group.Al Hardan was indicted on three charges, including attempting to provide material support for terrorists, and faces up to 25 years in prison.Omar talked to cousins and friends on Facebook but he didn't talk to them about ISIS, Saeed Al Hardan said.Omar Al Hardan and his parents came to Houston in 2009, with Saeed Al Hardan and his wife arriving a year later. The family had lived in Baghdad but their ancestry is Palestinian. The two brothers as well as their parents were born in Iraq.
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