One of six Bosnian immigrants accused of sending money and military equipment to rebel groups in Syria appeared Saturday in federal court in Chicago. Mediha Medy Salkicevic, a 34-year-old mother of four from the Chicago suburb of Schiller Park, was arrested by the FBI on Friday. Like
the other defendants, she’s charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and providing material support to groups designated by the US as foreign terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State group and an al-Qaida-affiliated group known as the Nusra Front. If convicted, she could face up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 on each charge. Salkicevic, wearing an orange jail uniform, spoke only to confirm that she understood the charges.