USA v. Juraboev, Abdurasul Hasanovich, et al.
Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL)
[EDNY] Four Brooklyn residents, Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Abror Habibov, Akhror Saidakhmetov, and Dilkhayot Kasimov, allegedly part of an ISIL Foreign Fighter Local Support Network, are charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Defendants Juraboev and Saidakhmetov planned to travel to Turkey and then to Syria for the purpose of waging violent jihad on behalf of ISIL. Investigations revealed Kasimov urged others to engage in violent jihad and helped facilitate the travel foreign fighters into Syria. A superseding indictment in May 2016 added a fifth defendant, Uzbek national Azizjon Rakhmatov, to the conspiracy. Rakhmatov allegedly contributed funds to send a co-conspirator overseas to join ISIL and to finance the purchase of a firearm once the co-conspirator arrived in Syria. In January 2017, Saidakhmetov, a citizen of Kazakhstan and a resident of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to ISIL.