USA v. Kuzu, Omer
Dallas, TX

Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)

[NDIL] Omer Kuzu, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen born in Dallas, Texas, was indicted for traveling to Syria and conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Kuzu was detained overseas by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), transferred to FBI custody and returned to Texas. Kuzu and his brother allegedly traveled from Houston, Texas, to Istanbul, Turkey, in October 2014 to join ISIS. Kuzu confessed to agents that he and his brother were smuggled into Syria by ISIS.