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Feds: Ohio teen planned to attend ISIS military training to support collapse of United States

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Posted at 3:49 PM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 10:43:40-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been arrested on allegations that he planned to travel to Afghanistan to train with an Islamic State affiliated group.

The government accuses Naser Almadaoji (NAH'-ser ahl-mah-DOW'-jee) of arranging to move through Kazakhstan to Afghanistan, where he intended to train with a group called ISIS Wilayat Khorasan (wihl-eye-AHT' KOH'-rah-sahn).

The 19-year-old from Beavercreek in suburban Dayton was arrested Wednesday at John Glenn International Airport in Columbus.

Prosecutors say the Iraqi-born U.S. citizen is charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS-affiliated foreign terrorist organizations. A message was left with his attorney seeking comment on the charge.

The government says the defendant unsuccessfully tried to join a terrorist group after traveling to Egypt and Jordan in February.