CHARLESTON, S.C. – A South Carolina man who pleaded responsible to making an attempt to battle for the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 20 years in jail.
Retailers report a federal decide on Monday handed down that sentence for 20-year-old Zakaryia Abdin. It was the utmost doable time.
Abdin pleaded responsible in August to trying to offer materials help to a terrorist group. He was arrested at Charleston’s airport in 2017 as he tried to board a aircraft for Jordan. Authorities say Abdin informed an agent posing as an Islamic State recruiter he wished to torture an American.
At age 16, authorities say Abdin talked about robbing a gun retailer to get weapons to kill troopers.
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He was arrested, pleaded responsible, and a parole board agreed to his early launch after a 12 months.