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Illinois teen in terror case is granted home confinement

CHICAGO — In a rare move for terror cases, a federal judge agreed Thursday to release on home confinement an Illinois teenager charged with seeking to travel abroad and join an Al Qaeda-linked militant group in war-torn Syria.

Abdella Ahmad Tounisi, 18, of Aurora, was arrested at O’Hare International Airport last month as he allegedly prepared for the first leg of a trip to join Al Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusrah, which is fighting the regime of Syria’s president, Bashar Assad.

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