RELIGION

Mississippians charged with trying to travel abroad in hopes of joining Islamic State group

  • In this Oct. 5, 2012 photo, Jaelyn Young, an honor student at Warren Central High School, poses for a photo in Vicksburg, Miss. Young and another Mississippi resident were arrested on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, on charges that they were trying to travel abroad to join the Islamic State militant group. (Melanie Thortis/The Vicksburg Evening Post via the AP)

    In this Oct. 5, 2012 photo, Jaelyn Young, an honor student at Warren Central High School, poses for a photo in Vicksburg, Miss. Young and another Mississippi resident were arrested on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, on charges that they were trying to travel abroad to join the Islamic State militant group. (Melanie Thortis/The Vicksburg Evening Post via the AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vicksburg, Miss. police officer Leonce Young, left, father of Jaelyn Delshaun Young, leaves federal court following a hearing in Oxford, Miss. on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Jaelyn Delshaun Young, and Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, were arrested over the weekend on charges that they were trying to travel abroad to join the Islamic State militant group. (Bruce Newman/Oxford Eagle via AP)

    Vicksburg, Miss. police officer Leonce Young, left, father of Jaelyn Delshaun Young, leaves federal court following a hearing in Oxford, Miss. on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Jaelyn Delshaun Young, and Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, were arrested over the weekend on charges that they were trying to travel abroad to join the Islamic State militant group. (Bruce Newman/Oxford Eagle via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Oct. 5, 2012 photo, Jaelyn Young, an honor student at Warren Central High School, poses for a photo in Vicksburg, Miss. Young and another Mississippi resident were arrested on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, on charges that they were trying to travel abroad to join the Islamic State militant group. (Melanie Thortis/The Vicksburg Evening Post via the AP)

    In this Oct. 5, 2012 photo, Jaelyn Young, an honor student at Warren Central High School, poses for a photo in Vicksburg, Miss. Young and another Mississippi resident were arrested on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, on charges that they were trying to travel abroad to join the Islamic State militant group. (Melanie Thortis/The Vicksburg Evening Post via the AP)  (The Associated Press)

A federal court hearing continues Tuesday for two Mississippi residents arrested on charges that they were trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State militant group.

Criminal charges filed Saturday say 19-year-old Jaelyn Delshaun Young and 22-year-old Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla were arrested that morning at Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Columbus, Mississippi, just before boarding a flight with tickets bound for Istanbul.

The charges say the two, in online communications, repeatedly told undercover FBI agents they wanted to join the group fighting to create an Islamic state.

An affidavit by an FBI agent says both confessed after their arrest.

Both are charged with attempting and conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist group. It was unclear Monday which lawyers represent them.