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July 3, 2014

FBI: Denver woman wanted to join jihad

DENVER (AP) — Newly unsealed court documents show the FBI thwarted a Denver woman’s attempt to help a terrorist organization by arresting her before she boarded a flight in April.

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered documents unsealed in the case against 19-year-old Shannon Maureen Conley, who was charged with conspiring to help a foreign terrorist organization. The documents say that when agents arrested her at Denver International Airport, she told them she planned to fly to Turkey and then travel to Syria to meet a suitor she met online.

The suitor apparently was a Tunisian man who claimed to be fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIL or ISIS.

The documents say she told agents she wanted to use American military training to wage jihad.

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