SoCal Man Who Allegedly Hoped to Join ISIS Arrested at O.C. Airport En Route to Turkey

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An Orange County man who allegedly told federal agents that he was going overseas to help the Al Qaeda breakaway group ISIS is set to be arraigned Monday on charges of lying on a U.S. passport application.

Adam Dandach,  also known as Fadi Fadi Dandach, was about to board a flight at John Wayne airport when he was stopped by the FBI’s Orange County Joint Terrorism Task Force on July 2, according to a federal indictment.

The flight was headed to Istanbul, Turkey, from where Dandach reportedly intended to travel to Syria, authorities said.

The O.C. Weekly first reported the arrest.

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