Minnesota man pleads guilty in Islamic State case

One of five Minnesota men due for trial next month for conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty.

Adnan Abdihamid Farah pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Minneapolis to providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Four other counts were dropped.

Farah faces up to 15 years in prison but avoided a possible life sentence.

Judge Michael Davis didn’t set a sentencing date.

The 20-year-old Farah wasn’t accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State, but allegedly communicated with an Islamic State member in Syria.

The hearing was delayed about 45 minutes after Farah’s mother, Ayan, collapsed with chest pain. She was taken away for treatment and there was no immediate word on her condition.

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