An Ohio man was indicted Thursday on terrorism charges after officials say he trained with Islamic State militants in Syria and returned to the U.S. hoping to commit a terrorist act.
Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, faces charges of attempting to provide and providing material support to terrorists, attempting to provide and providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, and one count of making false statements to the FBI.
The indictment, handed down by a federal grand jury in Columbus references several “private conversations” between Mohamud and his brother, Abdifatah Aden, that discuss Mohamud’s plans to join a terrorist group. Mohamud left the U.S. bound for Syria in April 2014, the indictment says.
Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen, obtained a U.S. passport and purchased a one-way ticket to Greece. He did not board his connecting flight from Istanbul to Athens, instead traveling to Syria, the indictment says.