ISIS News Former US Air Force Mechanic Charged With Trying to Join ISIS in Syria, Officials Say
Syria against a mechanic in the US Air Force Sgantn Islamic terrorist state (IS) has been filed in connection with the attempt to connect. Justice Ministry said Tuesday Pugh Tayrod Nathan Webster (47) between 1986-90 in the Air Force has worked as aeronautics and Yantriy expert. Tayrod evidence against the terrorist organization and delete the material to help accused of obstructing justice. President Barack Obama nominated as Attorney General on behalf of the US born and raised Loretalillinc Tarod reportedly visited Syria to join the Islamic State. Loretta said we extremists before becoming a threat to the US or its allies run indictment against them strictly, whether here or residing abroad.
On his laptop, FBI agents discovered that he had been viewing ISIS propaganda online and conducting online searches for such phrases as “borders controlled by Islamic state,” “kobani border crossing,” and “who controls kobani,” according to prosecutors.
In addition, the FBI recovered two of Pugh’s backpacks, which allegedly contained two compasses, a solar-powered flashlight, a solar-powered power source, a fatigue jacket and camping clothes.
Pugh also allegedly searched online for the ISIS video “Flames of War,” a 55-minute piece of propaganda that even the FBI highlighted late last year when asking “for the public’s help identifying individuals who have traveled—or are planning to travel—overseas to engage in combat alongside terrorist organizations.”
A month before his alleged attempt to join ISIS, Pugh was fired from his job as an airplane mechanic in Kuwait, according to court documents. He learned how to install and maintain aircraft engines, navigation systems and weapons systems while serving in the Air Force from 1986 to 1990, the documents say.
According to court documents, he “appears to have close ties to a woman in Egypt whom he has identified as his wife.”
A federal grand jury in Brooklyn, N.Y. indicted Pugh Monday on two charges — attempting to provide material support to terror organization, and obstruction and attempted obstruction of an official proceeding.
Over the past 18 months, about 30 people have been charged with joining terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq or trying to do so.
Pugh converted to Islam after moving to San Antonio, Texas, in 1998 and “became increasingly radical in his beliefs,” the feds said.
In 2001, while he was working as a mechanic for American Airlines, a coworker notified the FBI that Pugh had been expressing anti-American sentiment and that he sympathized with Osama bin Laden, authorities said.
Pugh will be arraigned before a federal judge on Wednesday. If convicted at trial, Pugh faces a maximum sentence of 35 years in prison.
Tayrod legal document states that between May 2014 and January 12, 2015 had tried to join the Islamic State. According to officials, aircraft mechanic, he lost his job in the Middle East from Egypt to Turkey on January 10 was left. Egypt and the United States later sent to Turkey, where he was arrested on 16 January.