FBI: Orange County man wanted to join terrorists

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who federal authorities say was attempting to travel overseas to join an al-Qaida splinter group has been charged with lying on a passport application.

The Orange County Register reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/1n3Px2D ) that Adam Dandach was stopped by FBI agents at John Wayne Airport on July 2 as he tried to board a flight to Turkey.

Federal court filings say the 20-year-old Dandach — who also uses the name Fadi Fadi Dandach — told agents he was trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

The group also known as ISIL or ISIS has overrun parts of Iraq and Syria.

Dandach — of Orange — remains in custody and is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court Monday.

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Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com