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Terrorism financing suspect extradited to face charges in U.S.

On the date listed above, 34-year-old Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi appeared in federal court in San Diego, CA. Abdullahi is accused of robbing a jewelry store in Edmonton, Alberta, CA to fund fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Syria.

Abdullahi is a Canadian national and a former resident of San Diego, CA. He has been charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and providing material support to terrorists. He faces a maximum of 30 years in prison if convicted on both charges.

Abdullahi is alleged to have conspired with several Canadian and U.S. citizens to provide money and personnel to complicit in terrorism in Syria.  Abdullahi robbed a jewelry store in Edmonton on January 9, 2014, and used the proceeds of the crime to pay for the travel of Islamic State sympathizers.

Click here to read more about Abdullahi’s efforts to support ISIS.