US man charged with seeking join Taliban to fight Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man has been arrested on charges accusing him of wanting to join the Taliban to fight American forces.

Prosecutors say the FBI arrested Delowar Mohammed Hossain on Friday morning at Kennedy Airport before he could carry out a plan to travel to Afghanistan.

The 33-year-old Hossain is being held without bail after appearing in federal court in Manhattan. His attorney, Amy Gallicchio, declined to comment later Friday.

Hossain is charged with one count of attempting to provide material support for terrorism.

A criminal complaint says Hossain sought to recruit a government informant to join the Taliban with him. It says he told the informant he was eager to kill American soldiers.

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