An ISIS soldier from Dearborn was found guilty in federal court of terrorism

Detroit – An Islamic State soldier from Dearborn who was captured on the battlefield in Syria five years ago faces at least 10 years in federal prison after a jury convicted him Monday of providing material support to a terrorist group.

The judges spent nearly four hours deliberating to convict 32-year-old Ibrahim Mousaybli of all three charges against him. This includes two terrorism-related charges, conspiracy to provide material, and a third charge of receiving military-type training from ISIS. The two terrorism-related charges carry a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison, while the training charge carries a mandatory 10 years.

The sentence is the latest development in an international trial involving a rare ISIS fighter who was extradited to the United States in 2018 to face charges. Musaybli’s trial began on January 19.

The Musaibli case shed light on a Michigan man’s journey from his parents’ perfume shop in Detroit to a Middle East war zone, offering the U.S. justice system a unique chance to prosecute an American accused of leaving the U.S. to fight for the Islamic State group. .

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