Colorado woman pleads guilty to conspiring to aid ISIS

(Reuters) – A 19-year-old Colorado woman pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State militants who have seized large parts of Syria and Iraq.

Shannon Maureen Conley has been in custody since her arrest in April for allegedly planning to travel overseas and join the Sunni Muslim militant group.

Federal prosecutors charged the suburban Denver teen with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to Islamic State, a designated foreign terrorist organization.

The group, also known as ISIS and ISIL, is an al Qaeda offshoot that seeks to create a caliphate and has claimed responsibility for the beheadings of U.S. journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley.

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