The feds nabbed a Virginia man Thursday who worked for one would-be Brooklyn jihadis charged with trying to enlist in the Islamic State.

The unidentified man spent time in the city of Norfolk where he sold and repaired cellphones at a mall kiosk owned and operated by terrorism suspect Abror Habibov, sources said.

Like Habibov, he is from Uzbekistan and he is being held on an immigration warrant, they said.

Unlike Habibov, he was not plotting to join ISIS or charged with a crime and is expected to testify against his boss when the case goes to trial, according to the sources.

The developments came a day after the FBI arrested Habibov, 30, in Florida, and arrested Abdurasul Juraboev, 24, and 19-year-old Akhror Saidakhmetov in New York City.

The three men, who had been on the FBI’s radar since August, are each charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization and face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

Earlier Thursday, the leader of New York City’s tiny Uzbek community said they want nothing to do with Habibov or Juraboev, who freely admitted to cops that he was willing to kill President Obama and plant a bomb in Coney Island.

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