Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, United States;
Omer Kuzu is a 23-year-old North Texas man could face up to 20 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to terror charges for supporting the Islamic State.
Kuzu, who is an American citizen, pleaded guilty in federal court in Dallas to conspiring to provide material support to terrorism, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office.
He is radicalized on American soil, pledged allegiance to a brutal terrorist group and traveled halfway across the world to enact its agenda.
Kuzu and his brother left home in 2014 for Syria, where he spent five years providing communications support for front-line Islamic State fighters and working in the Caliphate’s technology center.
They later arrived in Mosul, Iraq, for combat and weapons training and pledged allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Islamic Caliphate.
Kuzu was eventually sent to the second lines in Syria to provide communications support and work in the Islamic State technology center before being captured by the Syrian Defense Forces in March 2019.
He is set to be sentenced on January 22, 2021 and faces up to 20 years in federal prison.
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