US Couple Charged with Trying to Join IS

A young Mississippi couple has been arrested and charged with trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria.

Muhammad Dakhlalla, 22, and his fiance, Jaelyn Young, 20, were arrested by the FBI on Saturday after travelling to the Golden Triangle Airport in Columbus, Mississippi, where they were to board flights to Amsterdam en route to Istanbul.

The pair was charged with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to Islamic State. An affidavit from an FBI agent says both confessed to the charges after their arrest.

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