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Maria Bell

November 27, 2020 Extremists

Born: 1967;

Place of Birth: New Jersey, United States;

Gender: Female;

Nationality: American;

General Info:
Maria Bell, a woman from New Jersey that was arrested on federal charges of providing material support to the al-Nusra Front terrorist group.

Bell is charged with providing material support to the al-Nusra Front terrorist group (also known as the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham), which operates in northwest Syria.

She served in the U.S. Army National Guard and on active duty in the Army for a total of 14 months from late 1984 to early 1986. Bell received an “other than honorable discharge” in lieu of a court martial, according to court papers.

Between 2017 and 2018 she allegedly used encrypted applications to communicate with one Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham member with whom she had an online relationship.

She allegedly gave advice on the purchase of weapons and ammunition, planned to meet him in Turkey, and sent him money.

Bell was previously stopped by the FBI from traveling to Turkey as was planning to fly to Egypt and then on to Istanbul.

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