FBI trying to track down suspected terrorist with Michigan ties

(WXYZ) - The FBI is trying to track down a suspected terrorist with ties to the metro Detroit area.

FBI agents are looking for 31-year-old Ahmad Abousamra.  They believe he fled from the United States in 2006 and is now living in Syria with his wife and at least one child.

It is believed that the Abousamra's parents live in Canton, though they are not suspected to be involved.

Abousamra was indicted in 2009 after allegedly taking several trips to Pakistan and Yemen.  FBI agents believe he was trying to get military training to learn how to kill American soldiers overseas.

The FBI thinks he also went to Iraq hoping to join forces with those fighting against the U.S troops.

In 2009, a federal warrant was issued for Abousamra's arrest after a he faced a list of conspiracy charges against the United States.

The following year, the FBI says Abousamra and another person gave materials of support to the al-Qaida .

According to the FBI, he was born in France but has dual citizenship in the United States and Syria.

Abousamra's last American address was in the Boston area.

Tarek Mehanna, the man the FBI believes he co-conspired with, was convicted in 2011.  Mehanna was sentenced to 17-and-a-half years in prison this year. 

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. The FBI is hoping with the help of TV news, Facebook, and Twitter that they will generate tips.

Anyone with information can call 1-800-CALL-FBI or (617) 742-5533.

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