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‘First Czech’ to try to join IS faces life in jail

Prosecutors on Thursday charged a 21-year-old Czech man with planning a terror attack, after Turkish police caught him trying to join the Islamic State group.

The man, identified only as Jan S., was nabbed in January in what local media call the first case of a Czech national attempting to join the Islamic State.

He was apprehended at a Turkish airport in possession of an airplane ticket for Gaziantep, a city near the Syrian border, and “had been planning to kill US and Russian soldiers fighting against the Islamic State,” a regional Czech court said in July.

If found guilty, he faces a prison term of 12 years to life, Czech prosecutor Jan Kubias said on public radio


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