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NYC police: 2 sought boots, coats for Taliban

Oct. 10, 2013 - 01:57PM   |  
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NEW YORK — New York City police say two men who wanted to buy boots, winter coats and other gear for Taliban fighters have been arrested on state-level terrorism charges.

Police say Humayoun Nabi and Ismail Alsarabbi were arrested after a two-year investigation that involved confidential informants and undercover detectives.

Authorities announced the arrests Thursday. The two men appeared in court earlier this week on charges of providing support for an act of terrorism and conspiracy.

Lawyers for both defendants say their clients were victims of entrapment.

Police say they bought samples of winter gear to try out but hadnít sent them overseas yet.

Police say the suspects believed the key to beating U.S. forces overseas was through properly outfitted Taliban soldiers.

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