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Man accused of trying to support terrorist group

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Court documents show a 22-year-old California man has been charged with attempting to support terrorism by allegedly using social media to promote the Islamic State and offering to join the organization.

A court filing unsealed Friday says prosecutors allege that Amer Sinan Alhaggagi also met with undercover agents "to plan a potential terrorist attack."

Alhaggagi, an Oakland, California, resident, has been in federal custody since November on unrelated charges.

His lawyer tells the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2upkuqY ) that the latest allegations are baseless and stem from idle talk in late-night internet chat rooms.

A federal indictment charges Alhaggagi with attempting to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

The indictment does not give details of the social media activity or say who within ISIS Alhaggagi talked to.

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Associated Press 2017

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