WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A US jury in Minneapolis has found three Somali-Americans guilty of conspiring to support the Islamic State and commit murder, US Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota said in a Twitter message on Friday.
"[Defendant] Abdirahman Daud — conspiracy to murder outside the United States — guilty," the US Attorney’s Office tweeted. "Conspiracy to provide material support to ISIL [Daesh] — guilty."
The US media has called the case the biggest federal prosecution involving supporters of the Islamic State terror group.
The defendants belonged to a group of ten Somali-Americans previously charged in an FBI investigation into Islamic State activities.
The Islamic State, also known as Daesh in Arabic, is a designated terrorist group and is outlawed in many countries around the world, including in the United States and Russia.