A U.S. federal grand jury has indicted a U.S. citizen for making an attempt to hitch the Islamic State group.
The grand jury in Chicago charged Faress Shraiteh with conspiracy to offer materials assist to the Islamic State and different crimes.
Shraiteh is a U.S. citizen who used to dwell in Chicago and now lives in Israel.
According to the indictment, Shraiteh and two different individuals started attempting to hitch the Islamic State in 2014 and traveled to Egypt the next yr. The three then traveled to Turkey, however Shraiteh was not allowed to enter the nation and as a substitute flew to Israel, the place he has household.
The indictment says one in all Shraiteh’s touring companions later died finishing up a suicide assault on behalf of Islamic State militants. It stated Shraiteh was attempting to resume his passport so he may proceed his plans to hitch Islamic State.
Prosecutors allege that Shraiteh knew IS was a terrorist group when he conspired to hitch it.
Shraiteh may face a long time in jail if discovered responsible of the costs in opposition to him.
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