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Feds arrest 2 Texas men on terrorism cases

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By NOMAAN MERCHANT
Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - Federal authorities have arrested two Central Texas men accused of expressing a desire to go abroad and help terrorist groups in Syria and Africa.

Prosecutors announced Tuesday the arrests of Rahatul Khan and Michael Todd Wolfe, both 23.

A criminal complaint says Khan is a University of Texas student from Round Rock who said in an online chat room that he was recruiting fighters for "jihad" - an Arabic term sometimes used to mean holy war.

A separate complaint accuses Wolfe, an Austin resident, of arranging to fly with his family to Turkey so he could enter neighboring Syria and fight there.

Both men are in custody and face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

Khan's attorney declined to comment, and Wolfe's attorney didn't return a phone message.

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