WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A 23-year-old Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to trying to support Daesh terrorist group with a co-conspirer and is now awaiting sentencing, the US Department of Justice announced in a statement on Friday.
"Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, 23, of Starkville, Mississippi, pleaded guilty today in US District Court in Greenville, Mississippi, to conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization," the statement read.
The Justice Department said Dakhlalla was placed in the custody of the US Marshals Service, and his sentencing would be set for a later date.
The Islamic State, also known as Daesh, is a designated terrorist group that has captured large areas of land in Syria and Iraq, where it proclaimed a caliphate. The terror group is outlawed in the United States, Russia and in many other countries.