Federal arrest papers detail how a Syrian refugee spent years harassing, threatening his wife after they moved to Connecticut in 2016

From an immigration detention facility last summer, Alaa Hassan Qalb Allouz, a Syrian refugee, placed a call to his wife in Connecticut and said “… You are going to lose your family and you will lose everything.”

It was just one incident in years of abuse, harassment and threats, federal authorities say, since the man and his family fled the war-torn country for Connecticut in 2016, court records show.

Allouz, charged last week by FBI counter-terrorism investigators, had first caught the attention of authorities when his wife took their 13-month-old child to Yale New Haven Hospital with apparent signs of abuse in November 2016 — several months after the family arrived in the U.S. amid a growing number of refugees. The Syrian man had left his native country after he was shot in 2016.

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