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US man gets 15 years for trying to join Islamic State group

AP  |  Buffalo (US) 

A New York man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to join the Islamic State group, despite telling the he only wanted to provide to Syrians.

The told Arafat Nagi (NAH'-gee) today he found his humanitarian claims hard to believe in light of of Islamic State violence and a photo of Nagi posing with an assault rifle.

The 47-year-old Lackawanna (lak-ah-WAH'-nah) man travelled to in 2012 and 2014 and was planning another trip at the time of his 2015 arrest. He pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organisation.

Prosecutors say Nagi's public posts and purchase of military gear made clear his intention to fight for the Islamic State group.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 02:05 IST