Columbus man indicted for trying to support, join ISIS

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A federal grand jury has formally indicted a Columbus man on two counts of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State.

Aaron Travis Daniels, 20, was arrested Monday at John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

Daniels, who is also known as Harun Muhammad and Abu Yusuf, allegedly sent money to an ISIS operative. He also allegedly tried to travel to Libya to join the group.

According to the Department of Justice, count one of the indictment alleges that Daniels provided material support to a foreign terrorist organization by sending $250 in January 2016 to an ISIS operative.

Count two alleges that Daniels attempted to provide material support and resources (himself) to ISIS. Joint Terrorism Task Force agents arrested Daniels on November 7 as he allegedly attempted to leave Columbus for Libya.

If convicted, Daniels faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on each count. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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