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Ohio Man Arrested at Columbus Airport on Way to Libya to Join ISIS, FBI Says

The 20-year-old was held on charges of knowingly providing and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization

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    An Ohio man was arrested at the Columbus airport Monday as he was boarding a flight on his way to join ISIS, federal prosecutors said.

    The man, Aaron Travis Daniels, 20, of Columbus — also known as Harun Muhammad and Abu Yusuf — admitted having sent money to an intermediary for ISIS recruiter Abu Issa al-Amriki and having planned to travel to Libya "for the purpose of joining" the terrorist group, the FBI said in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Columbus.

    "He's accused of paying money that was intended to go to a foreign terrorist organization — in this case [ISIS]," U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman said Monday, according to NBC News. "And then further, he was accused of attempting to provide himself as a fighter" for ISIS.

    Daniels was held without bond on charges of knowingly providing and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. No attorney was listed in court documents.