A Wisconsin man faces up to 15 years in prison on charges he tried to join the Islamic State terror group, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The FBI's Milwaukee division announced that Joshua Ray Van Haften, 34, of Madison, has been charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.
"Van Haften traveled overseas for the alleged purpose of joining and attempting to provide material support to ISIL," said Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin.
A court complaint alleges that Van Haften left the United States on Aug. 26 of last year and traveled to Istanbul, Turkey. He was arrested Wednesday after arriving on an international flight to Chicago.
The complaint cites Facebook posts in which Van Haften talked about not being able to make it across the border from Turkey into Syria, according to The Associated Press.
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