Report: Stu­dent left to join IS group in 2015

The News (New Glasgow) - - CLASSIFIEDS/WORLD -

MINNEAPOLIS — Au­thor­i­ties say an 18-year-old col­lege stu­dent from sub­ur­ban Minneapolis left his fam­ily while on va­ca­tion in Morocco two years ago and joined the Is­lamic State group in Syria. The Star Tri­bune re­ports that ac­cord­ing to newly un­sealed court doc­u­ments it re­viewed, Ab­del­hamid Al-Ma­dioum ap­par­ently booked a flight to Turkey, from which many as­pir­ing IS mil­i­tants cross into Syria. Al-Ma­dioum’s fam­ily told the FBI that he called them shortly af­ter they re­turned to the U.S. and said he was work­ing in a hos­pi­tal in Mo­sul, Iraq, which was then un­der the IS con­trol. But the pa­per re­ports that a mem­ber of the FBI’s joint ter­ror­ism task force wrote that new re­cruits com­monly mis­in­form loved ones about their ac­tual lo­ca­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties so as not to cause dis­tress to loved ones.

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