US Air Force veteran convicted of trying to join ISIS

A US Air Force veteran was found guilty on Wednesday of attempting to join Islamic State, according to Newsday and other local media. Tairod Pugh, 48, was convicted after a week-long trial in Brooklyn federal court. The case is the first in more than 75 Islamic State-related prosecutions brought since 2014 by the U.S. Department of Justice to reach a jury verdict



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