American woman accused of being leader of the Islamic State battalion

American Woman Pleads Guilty to Leading ISIS Battalion and Planning Terrorist Attack at University


Allison Fluke-Ekren, 42, accused of leading an ISIS battalion, pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors in northern Virginia said. expressed interest in carrying out terrorist attacks in the United States in support of the Islamic State on six occasions between 2014 and 2017.

He pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization. She reportedly speaks four languages and documents indicate that she rose through the ranks to command her own women's battalion.

Fluke-Ekren's alleged ISIS-related conduct includes, but is not limited to, planning and recruiting agents for a possible future attack on a college campus in the United States and his performance as a battalion commander and designated organizer of the Islamic State army. located in Syria, known as Khatiba Nusaybah, in order to train women in the use of AK-47 assault rifles, grenades and suicide belts," the court documents read.

"In addition, Fluke-Ekren would provide services to ISIS and its operatives, including accommodation, translation of speeches by ISIS leaders, teaching of the extremist doctrine of the Islamic State, and training children in the use of shotguns, assault AK-47s and hand grenades, and suicide belts," the documents continued.

One old friend, who said she last spoke to Fluke-Ekren more than 10 years ago, described a woman close to her family but who later became increasingly radical.

She said Fluke-Ekren was a "good mother" and that her children were close but lived in the Middle East as a teacher during the 2010 Arab Spring riots and refugee crisis that followed those deeply affected.

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