Lawyers to meet in case of SC man accused of trying to join ISIS

Lawyers to meet in case of SC man accused of trying to join ISIS

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Lawyers will meet Tuesday ahead of jury selection in the case of a Ladson man accused of trying to join ISIS.

The FBI arrested 18-year-old Zakaryia Abdin at the Charleston International Airport in March as he attempted to board a flight to Jordan.

Unsealed court documents state Abdin told an undercover agent he pledged to ISIS in 2014 and needed help getting out of the country under the guise of a vacation. Abdin told the agent he was willing to commit a terrorist attack on U.S. soil if he couldn't travel overseas and also referenced the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting.

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