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Teen Facing Prison Time for Trying to Join ISIS

A Minneapolis teenager accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic group ISIS has pleaded guilty in federal court.

Abdullahi Yusuf pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

The charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.

The 18-year old admitted in court that he had attended meetings a year ago in which attendees discussed fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Yusuf was arrested in November, six months after FBI agents stopped him at the Minneapolis airport attempting to leave the United States for Turkey, WDAY reported.

A handful of Minnesotans have traveled to Syria to fight with militants.

Yusuf has been released to a halfway house while his case is pending.

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