Jor­da­nian in U.S. con­victed of try­ing to join Daesh

The Daily Star (Lebanon) - - REGION -

CINCIN­NATI: A Jor­da­nian cit­i­zen who was liv­ing in Ohio was con­victed of at­tempt­ing to join Daesh (ISIS) to fight against the Syr­ian lead­er­ship. The Cincin­nati En­quirer re­ported that the U.S. Jus­tice Depart­ment an­nounced 28year-old Laith Waleed Aleb­bini was con­victed Thurs­day of at­tempt­ing to and con­spir­ing to join the ter­ror­ist group. Aleb­bini was ar­rested at the Cincin­natiNorth­ern Ken­tucky In­ter­na­tional Air­port in He­bron, Ken­tucky in 2017. Pros­e­cu­tors said he is a le­gal per­ma­nent res­i­dent of the U.S., and he was try­ing to fly to Turkey or Jor­dan be­fore join­ing with Daesh mil­i­tants in Syria. The jus­tice depart­ment says Aleb­bini wanted to be­come a sui­cide bomber and told a friend that Daesh was “fight­ing a sur­vival war.” He faces up to 20 years in prison for each con­vic­tion. –

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