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Jury deliberations underway Islamic State case in Minnesota

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)
June 01, 2016 - 4:20 PM

MINNEAPOLIS - Jury deliberations have begun in the federal trial of three Minnesota men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

WCCO-TV reports (http://cbsloc.al/1r30u9P ) that the jury got the case Wednesday after closing arguments wrapped up in the trial of Guled Ali Omar, Abdirahman Yasin Daud (Ahb-DEER'-ah-mahn YAH'-sin Dah-OOD') and Mohamed Abdihamid Farah (Mo-HAHM'-ed Ahb-dee-HAHM'-id FAHR'-ah). The jury went home Wednesday without reaching a verdict and was expected to resume deliberations Thursday.

All three men have pleaded not guilty to several charges, the most serious of which is conspiracy to commit murder outside the United States. It carries the possibility of life in prison.

During closing arguments, prosecutors pointed to recordings made by an FBI informant of the men's conversations. Omar's attorney argued that the comments on the recordings amount to youthful one-upmanship.

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