Former soldier from Virginia pleads guilty to terrorism charge

ISIS flag, Photo Date: December 2010 (MGN).

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A former National Guard soldier from Virginia pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge Thursday.

27-year-old Mohamed Jalloh admitted to traveling to Africa and boarded a truck to join ISIS, before eventually bailing out.

Jalloh was arrested in July after a sting operation. In that, he talked about launching an attack similar to the one at Fort Hood in 2009.

New information about Jalloh’s time in Africa emerged at the plea hearing Thursday, including that he made contact with ISIS before the government became aware of the situation.

Jalloh lives in Sterling but is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Sierra Leone. He traveled there last year.

Jalloh did back out of going to Libya to join ISIS, but Jalloh gave hundreds of dollars to support recruits of the group.

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