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The Wall Street Journal: Long Island man arrested for attempting to join Islamic State in Syria

Federal prosecutors accused a Long Island man of attempting to provide material support to terrorists, according to a complaint unsealed Saturday.

Prosecutors said Elvis Redzepagic, 26 years old, traveled twice to the Middle East and made attempts to join Islamic State and the Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate.

Redzepagic appeared in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn on Saturday. Federal agents arrested Redzepagic at his home in Commack, N.Y., on Friday, authorities said.

“This defendant made numerous attempts to travel to Syria to wage violent jihad,” Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Robert Capers said in a statement. “We will continue to track down and prosecute individuals like the defendant before they are able to become foreign fighters or harm the United States and its allies.

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