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Four men charged with planning to join al-Qaida and Taliban to fight U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan


Last updated 11/20/2012 at Noon

RIVERSIDE - Four Southern California men -- two of them American citizens -- stand accused of planning to join al-Qaida and the Taliban to fight U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

The four were named in a complaint unsealed during their initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Riverside Monday. They are:

-- Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, a former resident of Pomona and an Afghanistan- born naturalized U.S. citizen;

-- Ralph Deleon, 23, of Ontario, a lawful permanent resident alien born in the Philippines;

-- Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 21, of Upland, a lawful permanent resident born in M...

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