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Mississippi Man Accused of Trying to Join ISIS Pleads Guilty

by The Associated Press /  / Updated 

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JACKSON, Miss. — A young Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge, months after authorities say he and his fiancee tried to go to Syria to join ISIS.

Court papers show 23-year-old Muhammad Dakhlalla pleaded guilty Friday to providing material support to terrorism.

Dakhlalla faces up to 20 years in prison, $250,000 fines and lifetime probation.

His fiancee, Jaelyn Delshaun Young, has her trial set for June 6.

The couple was arrested Aug. 8 before boarding a flight from Mississippi with tickets for Istanbul. Authorities say they contacted undercover federal agents last year, seeking online help in traveling to Syria.

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