Three men living in southern California have been charged for their plans to join al-Qaeda and kill Americans overseas.
FOX News Radio's Jessica Rosenthal reports in our ongoing series on national security:
The three men indicted on terrorism-related charges are all in their early 20's. Ralph DeLeon, Miguel Santana and David Gojali are all accused of conspiring to provide material support to help kill Americans overseas. They were arrested earlier this month in southern California, just days before they were going to get on a plane to Afghanistan, apparently to meet their group leader, Soheil Kabir. He was arrested in Afghanistan.
Authorities say their goal was to commit violent jihad. They had trained at shooting ranges and paintball facilities. One wanted to be a sniper, another to handle explosives and all wanted to join al-Qaeda.
Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News Radio.