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The men, arrested just before Christmas, were part of the Arabic Translation program at the base, the Christian network said.
A source with intimate knowledge of the ongoing investigation told CBN News that investigators suspect the “Fort Jackson Five” may have been in contact with the five Northern Virginia Muslims who traveled to Pakistan to wage jihad on U.S. troops.
CBN News reporter Erick Stakelbeck said it’s unclear whether the Fort Jackson soldiers are still in custody.
The ongoing probe began two months ago, Chris Grey, a spokesman for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division, told Fox News.
The Army is taking the allegations “extremely seriously,” Grey said, but so far, “there is no credible information to support the allegations” of attempting to poison.