LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A US court on Friday jailed a “radicalised” Colorado teenager intercepted by the FBI when she attempted to join her fiance in the Islamic State (IS) group to fight in Syria.
Shannon Conley, 19, will serve four years in prison for providing and attempting to provide material support and resources to IS fighters and other extremist groups including Al-Qaeda, the US justice department said.
Conley, who struck a plea bargain with prosecutors, had expressed a desire to wage violent holy war, after meeting a man on the Internet who claimed to be an active member of IS in Syria.
The duo got engaged and worked together to have Conley travel to Syria to join her new fiance.
Before going, Conley trained to be able to fight and even joined the US Army Explorers (USAE) to be learn about military tactics and firearms. She also had first-aid training.