MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota man accused of helping send fighters to a terror group in Somalia told authorities that other men were preparing to travel to the East African country but that the FBI "chased us out."
FBI Special Agent Kiann VanDenover testified Tuesday about that and other statements that Mahamud Said Omar made to authorities. Omar is on trial on five terror-related counts.
The case is part of the government's larger investigation into the more than 20 young men who prosecutors say left Minnesota to join al-Shabab.
Defense attorney Andrew Birrell questioned how Omar was treated, saying authorities covered his head and put him in a diaper when he was brought to the U.S. Birrell also says information VanDenover used to interview Omar was gathered from people who lied.
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