NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Two New Jersey men accused of trying to join
a terrorist group in Somalia are due in federal court.
Prosecutors say Mohamed Mahmood Alessa and Carlos Eduardo
Almonte conspired to kill, harm and kidnap persons outside the
United States. They have a bail hearing scheduled for Thursday in
They were arrested Saturday night at New York's Kennedy Airport
as they prepared to fly to Egypt.
Prosecutors say the two intended to head to Somalia to seek
terror training from al-Qaida-affiliated jihadists.
Court documents say the men had no contact with Somali
terrorists and they had hoped they'd be accepted by a terrorist
Law enforcement became aware of them in 2006 following a tip.