Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Terror Charges after Attempt to Join ISIS in Libya

The Department of Justice on Friday 7/7/2017 announced that a Man from Ohio identified as Aaron Travis Daniels pleaded guilty to terror charges after he attempted to provide support material to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).

Daniels was arrested on Nov. 7, 2016 at an airport in Columbus, Ohio. He was set to fly to Trinidad when he was captured. Daniels ultimate destination was to be Libya where he would have joined the Islamic State (ISIS).

Daniels admitted that his intention to travel to Libya was to provide material support to ISIS and eventually join the terrorist organization.

Probe indicate that Daniels regularly communicated with at least one significant Islamic State operative and terror planner.

Daniels was in contact with an Islamic State operative known as Abu Isa Al Amriki, who acted as a recruiter and external attack planner. Al Amriki was the one who asked Daniels to go to Libya and support Jihad.

Al Amriki  a Sudanese nationals also known as Abu Sa’ad al Sudani and his wife, an Australian national known as Umm Isa Amriki, were killed in an airstrike near Al Bab, Syria on 22/4/2016.

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