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In Minnesota, authorities say recruiting for militants happened 'brother-to-brother'

This photo provided April 21, 2015 by the Sherburne County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office shows Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19. Farah is among six Minnesota men of Somali descent that have been charged in a criminal complaint with traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group, which has carried out a host of attacks including beheading Americans. (Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

This photo provided April 21, 2015 by the Sherburne County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office shows Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19. Farah is among six Minnesota men of Somali descent that have been charged in a criminal complaint with traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group, which has carried out a host of attacks including beheading Americans. (Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The mother of two Minnesota men charged with attempting to join the Islamic State group in Syria says she didn't see anything amiss and doesn't believe they wanted to join the terrorist group.

Nineteen-year-old Adnan Abdihamid Farah and 21-year-old Mohamed Abdihamid Farah were among six men arrested this week on terror-related charges. Adnan was arrested in Minnesota and Mohamed in San Diego, where authorities say he went to pick up false travel documents so he could go to Syria via Mexico.

Their mother, Ayan Farah, says her sons have a beautiful life and she didn't see any problems. She thinks they were set up.

People who track terror cases say it's not uncommon for siblings to influence each other. Authorities have said the recruiting in this case was "friend-to-friend, brother-to-brother."