06 Jul '17, 3am

US citizen pleaded guilty to training with al Qaeda in Syria, plotting attack | FDD's Long War Journal

US citizen pleaded guilty to training with al Qaeda in Syria, plotting attack | FDD's Long War Journal

On June 29, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, a 25-year-old US citizen and resident of Columbus, Ohio, pleaded guilty to various terror-related charges. The charges focused on Mohamud’s 2014 trip to Syria, where he was trained by and fought for Al Nusrah Front, then al Qaeda’s official branch in the country. Mohamud’s plea came nearly two years ago, in Aug. 2015, but it “was sealed because of an ongoing investigation.” Al Nusrah “instructed” Mohamud (pictured on the right*) “to return to the US and commit an act of terrorism,” according to a statement of facts produced for his case. Little is publicly known about Nusrah’s instructions, but Mohamud’s case provides additional details concerning the group’s potential threat to the West at the time. Within months of Mohamud’s return to the US, the Obama administration began targeting al Q...

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