Islamic State US woman who attempted to join ISIS jailed for 12 years

In March, Young pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization.

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Jaelyn Young poses for a photo in 2012

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A woman from Mississippi, United States, who planned a disguised honeymoon journey but was actually going to join the Islamic State group, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Jaelyn Young,  who converted to Islam while studying at Mississippi State University, was jailed on  terrorism charges on Thursday, August 11, by US  District Judge Sharion Aycock.

In March, she pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization.

Young's parents had pleaded for leniency as she had faced up to 20 years in prison. She reportedly broke down in tears as was about to be sentenced, saying she was ashamed of her actions.

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Report said her fiance, Muhammad Dakhlalla, pleaded guilty on March 11 to a similar charge, but his own sentencing is set for August 24. Prosecutors said Young had persuaded Dakhlalla into the plan

Two of them were arrested in 2015 before boarding a flight from Columbus, Mississippi.

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