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Closing arguments Tuesday in federal terrorism trial

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Stillwater, Minn., shows Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, one of several Minnesota men facing trial for allegedly plotting to join the Islamic State group. Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in the trial for Farah and two other men in Minneapolis. (Washington County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Stillwater, Minn., shows Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, one of several Minnesota men facing trial for allegedly plotting to join the Islamic State group. Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in the trial for Farah and two other men in Minneapolis. (Washington County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office shows Guled Ali Omar, one of several Minnesota men accused of conspiring to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in the trial for Omar and two other men in Minneapolis. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office shows Guled Ali Omar, one of several Minnesota men accused of conspiring to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in the trial for Omar and two other men in Minneapolis. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided the Sherburne County, Minn., Sheriff's Office shows Abdirahman Yasin Daud, one of several Minnesota men accused of conspiring to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in the trial for Daud and two other men in Minneapolis. (Sherburne County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

    FILE - This undated file photo provided the Sherburne County, Minn., Sheriff's Office shows Abdirahman Yasin Daud, one of several Minnesota men accused of conspiring to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in the trial for Daud and two other men in Minneapolis. (Sherburne County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

The federal trial of three young men accused of conspiring to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group is winding down in Minnesota.

Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday in the trial of Abdirahman Yasin Daud, Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, both 22, and 21-year-old Guled Ali Omar. They have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder outside the United States, and other charges.

Prosecutors spent more than two weeks presenting evidence they say shows the men were part of a larger group who conspired to travel to Syria. Evidence included recordings made by an FBI informant.

Omar testified that he had doubts about the plan and was showing off when he made statements that were caught on tape. Daud and Farah did not testify.