01:52 GMT27 September 2020
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A resident of the US state of Minnesota has been charged with providing support to the Daesh* terrorist group, the Department of Justice announced in a press release.

    "Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, 23, of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, has been charged by indictment with providing material support to the Daesh, a designated foreign terrorist organization", the release said on Wednesday.

    Al-Madioum was detained overseas by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and recently transferred into FBI custody and then returned to Minnesota, the Justice Department noted.

    "On 23 June 2015, Al-Madioum, a native of Morocco and naturalized US citizen, and his family traveled from St. Louis Park, Minnesota, to Casablanca, Morocco, to visit their extended family. On 8 July 2015, Al-Madioum left Morocco and traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, and then on to Iraq and Syria, where he joined [Daesh]", the release read.

    In March 2019, Al-Madioum was captured and detained by the SDF, the Justice Department noted.

    * Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS/Islamic State) is a terrorist group banned in Russia and many other countries

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