MINNEAPOLIS – 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.