USA v. Naufar
Los Angeles, CA
Three Sri Lankan citizens were charged with terrorism offenses, including conspiring to provide material support to ISIS. The men were part of a group of ISIS supporters which called itself "ISIS in Sri Lanka." That group was responsible for the 2019 Easter attacks in the South Asian nation of Sri Lanka, which killed 268 people, including five U.S. citizens, and injured over 500 others. Mohamed Naufar, Mohamed Anwar Mohamed Riskan, and Ahamed Milhan Hayathu Moahmed were all charged with conspiring to provide, providing, and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Additionally, Naufar and Milhan are charged with aiding and abetting the receipt of military-type training from ISIS.