A Kentucky man who allegedly attended an ISIS training camp where he received weapons and physical training is being charged in the US with providing material support to the group, the Justice Department said Monday in a news release.
Mirsad Hariz Adem Ramic, 31, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, a US-Bosnian dual citizen, is also charged with conspiring to provide material support to ISIS and receiving military-type training from the designated foreign terrorist organization, the release said.
“Ramic had been incarcerated in Turkey and was deported to the United States. He arrived in the United States Thursday evening and made his initial appearance in court this afternoon,” read the release.
A representative for Ramic did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
If convicted of the charges, Ramic faces a maximum penalty of 50 years in prison, a fine of $750,000 and term of supervised release up to life, according to the release.
Ramic knowingly conspired with others, according to an indictment filed May 11 and unsealed Monday by a federal court in Kentucky.
On June 3, 2014, Ramic and two others departed the United States for Istanbul, where they bought tickets to fly to Gaziantep, a city near Syrian border, the release states. From there, they allegedly crossed the border to join ISIS in Syria.
After joining ISIS, Ramic allegedly attended an ISIS training camp where he received weapons and physical training and fired an AK-47, according to the release.
On or about June 2014 to September 2015, Ramic “knowingly received military-type training from and on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham,” according to the indictment, referring to the group as ISIS.
“The FBI obtained photographs of Ramic in ISIS territory which depict him wearing camouflage clothing and standing in front of a pickup truck outfitted with an anti-aircraft gun and the ISIS flag. A second photograph of Ramic depicts him holding a rifle,” Justice Department release reads.
After allegedly joining ISIS, Ramic discussed his presence in Raqqa, Syria, and his use of an antiaircraft weapon to shoot at planes with the two people he had traveled with, according to the release. They also allegedly discussed jihad, martyrdom and fighting for ISIS.
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