National Guardsman, cousin charged with supporting ISIS

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An ISIS fighter, who speaks perfect English with a North American accent, is shown orchestrating the mass execution of a group of men in an ISIS recruitment video called "Flames of War".

CHICAGO — A member of Army National Guard and his cousin have been arrested in Illinois for allegedly conspiring to provide material support to the terrorist organization ISIS, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Army National Guard Spc.Hasan Edmonds, 22 was arrested Wednesday night at Chicago Midway International Airport while attempting to travel to Egypt to eventually join ISIS, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin and other federal officials said in a statement.

His cousin, Jonas Edmonds, 29, was arrested at his home in Aurora.

The two men, both U.S. citizens, were each charged in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois with one count of conspiring to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

Prosecutors said both men also planned for Jonas Edmonds to carry out an act of terrorism in the United States after Hasan Edmonds left the country.

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