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Ohio man indicted on terrorism charges, allegedly trained with ISIS

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud. (Source: Franklin County Sheriff's Office/CNN) Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud. (Source: Franklin County Sheriff's Office/CNN)

(RNN) – A federal grand jury indicted a 23-year-old Ohio man Thursday on terrorism charges. Official alleged he trained with the Islamic State group in Syria and returned to the United States intending to commit terrorist acts.

The indictment alleged Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud trained in explosives, weapons and hand-to-hand combat. The indictment also states Mohamud wanted to kill "three or four American soldiers excecution style," the Associated Press reports.

If he was unable to carry out that plan, he would attack an prison or a military base.

Mohamud will be charged with attempting to provide and providing material support to terrorists, as well as attempting to provide and providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, according to USA Today.

The naturalized U.S. citizen, who is originally from Somalia, purchased a ticket to Greece with a layover in Istanbul. From Istanbul, he instead entered Syria. 

He stated to officials that he was instructed by a cleric in the Islamic State organization, also known as ISIS, to commit an act of terrorism, USA Today reported. Mohamud was arrested in Columbus.

Sam Shamasky, Mohamud's attorney, tells the Associated Press that his client will enter a not-guilty plea.

Recently, other Americans have recently to join the Islamic State group.

In October 2014, three Denver teen-aged girls tried to fly to Turkey, but were intercepted in Frankfurt, Germany. They were returned to the US and questioned by the FBI, who then released them.

In March, US Air Force vet, Tairod Pugh, faced charges that he tried join ISIS. Pugh's next court appearance is set for May 8.

Later in March Army National Guard member Hasan Edmonds, and his cousin, Jonas "Yunus" Edmonds were arrested in Illinois for plotting a terrorist attack against a US Military installation.

Two New York women, Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui, were accused of planning to build a bomb for attack in the US in April.

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