Man who pleaded guilty to trying to fight for the Islamic State group, being sentenced.

9 days ago

Charleston news, South Carolina news.

A man from South Carolina is convicted after pleading guilty to trying to fight for the Islamic State group.

According to the Federal Court documents, the sentence is set Monday morning to Zakaryia Abdin, 20, in Charleston. He faces 20 years in prison.

Abdin was arrested at the Charleston Airport in 2017 while attempting to fly to Jordan. According to the authorities, Abdin told an agent pretending to be a recruiter for the Islamic State that he wanted to torture an American.

Abdin was arrested, pleaded guilty and a parole board agreed to his early release after one year.