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Four indicted for helping Hezbollah

(JTA) — Three Lebanese men and a New Yorker were indicted on charges of supporting the terrorist group Hezbollah.

A U.S. federal grand jury in Philadelphia indicted the four men Tuesday on charges of "conspiring to provide material support to Hezbollah." They are accused of providing Hezbollah with weapons, fake passports, counterfeit money, stolen laptops and game consoles, the French news agency AFP reported.

According to the indictment, two of the men tried to purchase about 1,200 Colt M4 machine guns to send to Hezbollah while working with an undercover agent. The men allegedly were to purchase the weapons in Philadelphia and ship them to a port in Syria, where they would have made their way to Hezbollah.

Six others were indicted for buying thousands of dollars worth of counterfeit goods and transporting them in the United States and abroad. The sale of the goods was meant to raise money for Hezbollah.
 

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