A 28 yo Michigan man who was arrested on a Syrian battlefield and accused of helping the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, is facing new charges alleging he attended an ISIS camp and fired a machine gun on its behalf, in claims that could send him to prison for life if convicted.
Ibraheem Izzy Musaibli was previously indicted in July, 2018, with providing and attempting to provide material support to ISIS, was charged on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 with additional offenses.
The superseding indictment was brought against Mr. Musaibli, who was arraigned on the new indictment in federal court in Detroit.
Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, United States Attorney Matthew J. Schneider and Special Agent in Charge Timothy R. Slater of the FBI’s Detroit Field Office made the announcement.
(The Dearborn native is facing federal charges after it was alleged that he supported the ISIS terrorist organization. Ibraheem Musaibli was arrested in Syria earlier in July. Courtesy of WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7 and YouTube. Posted on Jul 24, 2018.)
The superseding indictment (see link below), alleges that, from April 2015 through June 2018, Mr. Musaibli knowingly provided and attempted to provide material support to ISIS, in the form of personnel and services, knowing that ISIS is a terrorist organization and that ISIS engages in terrorism.
The superseding indictment further alleges that Musiabli conspired to provide and provided material support to ISIS and that he received military-type training from and on behalf of ISIS.
The superseding indictment also charges Musaibli with knowingly possessing and discharging a machine gun in furtherance of a crime of violence, namely, providing material support to ISIS.
(Ibraheem Musaibli, 28, traveled from Dearborn to Syria and was identified by ISIS members as an ISIS militant, officials said. Courtesy of Click On Detroit | Local 4 | WDIV and YouTube. Posted on Jul 20, 2018.)