Military Conflict

Maryland resident charged with joining Somali linked IS group

A man residing in Maryland admitted to authorities that he recently traveled to Africa to join the Somali-based Al-Shabaab Islamic terror group. 32 year old Maalik Alim Jones pleaded guilty to three criminal counts before US District Judge Paul Gardephe Friday, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

He was also charged with “one count of conspiring to provide material support to Al-Shabaab, one count of conspiring to receive military training from a designated foreign terrorist organization, and one count of possessing, carrying, and using a machine gun and other destructive devices during and in relation to a crime of violence.”

Published by: The War Files

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