A Brooklyn man who turned into a high-positioning individual from ISIS was sentenced for supporting the fear based oppressor association by enlisting individuals, driving publicity and pirating weapons into Syria, government investigators declared Wednesday.
Mirsad Kandic, 40, was seen as at legitimate fault for scheme and offering material help to ISIS Tuesday following a three-week preliminary in Brooklyn government court. He faces up to life in jail at his condemning on Nov. 9.
Kandic is liable for selecting great many Westerners to battle in Syria and the Middle East, including Australian teen and self destruction plane Jake Bilardi, who committed suicide, in excess of 30 Iraqi fighters and a cop in Ramadi, Iraq, on March 11, 2015, authorities charge.
Kandic left Brooklyn in 2013, slipping into Syria and joining ISIS. His movement to the Middle East had been upset two times beforehand as soon as 2012, by specialists who had put him on a restricted travel backlog, as indicated by the Brooklyn US Attorney’s Office.
Examiners said Kandic initially started battling on the ground utilizing AK-47s and PK automatic weapons in the ISIS fortress on the edges of Aleppo.
He then, at that point, moved to Turkey, where he started assisting with sneaking unfamiliar warriors and weapons into Syria and heading ISIS media there — including running in excess of 120 Twitter accounts fully intent on drawing in newcomers and spreading frightful publicity, the federal authorities said.
Kandic likewise gave front line knowledge and guides to the dread gathering authorities and contenders. He helped dig burrows under the Turkey-Syria line that moved almost 1,000 warriors, examiners say.
He likewise oversaw cash for ISIS warriors and snuck weapons into Syria, investigators say.
Kandic worked for ISIS in the Middle East from 2013 until he was captured in Bosnia in 2017. He was removed to the US in November that year.
“Kandic was a high-positioning individual from ISIS who enlisted endless fan, assisting them with heading out to Syria and different regions to become ISIS warriors,” Brooklyn US Attorney Breon Peace said in a proclamation. “As well as energizing the cutting edges of the ISIS armed force, the respondent supported the fanatic gathering in numerous alternate ways, including by giving weapons and spreading its rough misleading publicity across the globe, to additional its horrendous and ruthless psychological militant mission.”
“Kandic’s activities were straightforwardly connected to assaults and critical death toll,” Peace said.
Kandic’s criminal safeguard lawyers didn’t quickly return a solicitation for input.