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US citizen indicted on terrorist-supporting charge

Posted at 5:02 PM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 18:03:18-05

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio man accused of trying to fly overseas to train with an Islamic State-affiliated group has been indicted on a charge of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

Court records show Naser Almadaoji was indicted this week in U.S. District Court in Dayton. The government has accused the Iraqi-born U.S. citizen of arranging to move through Kazakhstan to Afghanistan, where he intended to train with a group called ISIS Wilayat Khorasan.

A message seeking comment was left with his attorney.

The 19-year-old from Beavercreek in suburban Dayton was arrested Oct. 24 at John Glenn International Airport in Columbus.

The government has said Almadaoji unsuccessfully tried to join a terrorist group after traveling to Egypt and Jordan in February.