USA v. Jones, Maalik alim
Baltimore, MD

Al Shabaab

[SDNY] Maalik Alim Jones of Baltimore, Maryland, was indicted in the Southern District of New York for supporting and receiving military training from al Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization based in Somalia that is allied with al-Qaida. In July 2011, Jones traveled to Somalia where he received military training at an al Shabaab training camp and learned to operate an AK-47 assualt rifle and rocket-propelled grenades. Jones also became a member of al Shabaab's specialized fighting force, Jaysh Aman, and participated in combat against soldiers of the Kenyan government on behalf of al Shabaab.