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Trump Administration Repatriates, Charges Citizen Who Allegedly Fought For ISIS

A criminal complaint charging Ruslan Maratovich Asainov was unsealed in New York City; prosecutors say he was a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State in Syria.
The United States Courthouse in Brooklyn, N.Y. An American terror suspect was scheduled to appear there after prosecutors charged him with being a sniper for the Islamic State. Source: Bebeto Matthews

Updated at 3:37 p.m. ET

An American citizen suspected of becoming a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State has been brought back to the United States and charged with aiding the terrorist group.

The charges against Ruslan Maratovich Asainov are contained in a criminal complaint unsealed Friday in federal court in the Eastern District of New York.

The government says Asainov is a naturalized U.S.

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