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NY Student Killed After Joining ISIS

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NY Student Killed After Joining ISIS

2016-10-19 13:41:561 Oct 2018 01:53 AM EST

Samy El-Goarany allegedly told his parents he was going to school in New York -- but instead flew to Turkey and crossed into Syria.
After leaving in January last year, the 24-year-old was killed in November. An unknown person later messaged his family with a photo of a handwritten note from him, court documents show.
"If you're reading this then know that I've been killed in battle and am now with our Lord InshaAllah," the note said.
" I want you to know how much I love you ... but I don't think words will ever be enough to describe it."
The pair's ties date to August 2014, when Goarany saw Gammal's pro-ISIS comments at a message forum online and messaged him on Facebook, the documents allege.
Turkish forces strike ISIS targets in SyriaFederal prosecutors say the man responsible for his travel to Syria is Ahmed Mohammed el Gammal. They are charging him with providing material support to ISIS and helping Goarany join the terror group in Syria.
"The charges against the defendant stem from his facilitating the travel of a 24-year-old United States citizen .... so that (he) could train and fight with" ISIS, a designated foreign terrorist organization, court documents allege.
The two shared a series of messages and later met in New York in October of the same year. During their visit, Gammal contacted a friend in Turkey and told him an "American friend" would contact him when he arrived there.

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