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Three Florida Men Charged in Plan to Join ISIS

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A flag of the Islamic State flies at the frontline of fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Islamist militants in Rashad, on the road between Kirkuk and Tikrit, on September 11, 2014.J.M. Lopez / AFP/Getty Images

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Three South Florida men have been arrested and charged with in connection with a plan by one of them to travel overseas to join ISIS, according to U.S. officials.

One of them, 52-year-old Gregory Hubbard of West Palm Beach, was arrested Thursday at the Miami airport. The FBI says he was planning to get to Turkey and then into Syria to join ISIS.

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A court document says two other men — Darren Arness Jackson, 50, also of West Palm Beach, and Dayne Atani Christian, 31, of Lake Park, Florida — provided weapons and firearms instruction to Hubbard, in the belief that he was preparing to travel overseas to join and fight for the terror group.

The FBI says Jackson drove Hubbard to the airport and was arrested a short time later. Christian was arrested at his place of work.

A confidential FBI source was in close touch with the men for at least a year.

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