Marcos Alonso Zea, also known as Ali Zea, communicated online with two undercover FBI agents about his desire to join Al Qaeda in Yemen. He attempted to travel to Yemen in 2012 but was stopped during his connection in London and sent back to the United States. Zea then encouraged another man, Justin Kaliebe, to join Al Qaeda as well. Kaliebe was arrested in New York while attempting to travel to Yemen. After Kaliebe’s arrest, Zea destroyed evidence on his computer, including issues of Inspire magazine.
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