Photo Credit: The Blaze By Oliver Darcy. Six Bosnian immigrants have been charged with aiding extremists in Syria thought to be connected to the Islamic State, a federal indictment unsealed Friday revealed.
“Today’s charges and arrests underscore our resolve to identify, thwart, and hold accountable individuals within the United States who seek to provide material support to terrorists and terrorist organizations operating in Syria and Iraq,” Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin said in a statement . . .
Charged in the indictment are Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, 40, his wife Sedina Unkic Hodzic, 35, and Armin Harcevic, 37, all of St. Louis County, Missouri; Nihad Rosic, 26, of Utica, New York; Mediha Medy Salkicevic, 34 of Schiller Park, Illinois; and Jasminka Ramic, 42, of Rockford, Illinois.
The individuals are charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists and providing material support to terrorists. Hodzic and Rosic are also charged with conspiring to kill and maim persons in a foreign country. (Read more about the people aiding Syrian extremists HERE)
CIA Investigating ISIS Claims That Jordanian Air Strike Killed U.S. Aid Worker
By Fox News. U.S. intelligence officials are investigating a claim by ISIS that its sole known remaining American hostage, an aid worker held for nearly a year and a half, has been killed, and the terrorist group’s claim that her death came in a Jordanian airstrike, sources told Fox News.
Kayla Mueller, 26, whose identity had previously not been revealed at the request of the U.S. government and her family as the Pentagon worked to secure her, is believed to be the last American hostage the terrorist army is holding, since the beheading of Peter Kassig, a 26-year-old American aid worker, killed in November. In its statement, ISIS also claimed Mueller was the only person killed in the airstrike, claiming none of its fighters injured or killed.
“We are obviously deeply concerned by these reports,” said National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan. “We have not at this time seen any evidence that corroborates ISIL’s claim.”
Late Friday night, the Mueller family released a statement saying “we are still hopeful that Kayla is alive.” Addressing those who held Kayla, her family said,”We have sent you a private message and ask that you respond to us privately. We know that you have read our previous communications.” (Read more from this story HERE)