NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — An Arizona man was indicated Thursday on charges of helping a New York college student get ISIS training in Syria.
Federal prosecutors announced the indictment against Ahmed Mohammed el Gammal. He was arrested Monday in Avondale, Arizona, on a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Says He Will Not Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations: 'I Never Touched Anyone Inappropriately'
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Gammal had touted his support for the Islamic State online, attracting the attention of the 24-year-old student.
He said the pair eventually met as Gammal helped the student travel to Syria for military training. The indictment said the student, who was not identified in court papers, left New York for Turkey in January.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine On Long Island: Doses Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Arrive, Babylon Woman Among First To Receive Shot
Prosecutors say he reported to Gammal in May that everything was going as planned.
It was not immediately clear who is representing Gammal.MORE NEWS: Asbury Park Businesses Hopeful For A Successful Summer With Fewer COVID Restrictions Than 2020
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