July 5, 2020

US soldier arrested in Hawaii over ISIS links

A US soldier suspected of links to the terror group Islamic State (IS) has been arrested in Hawaii, the FBI confirmed in Washington Monday.

The 34-year-old was arrested on Saturday “for providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (‘ISIS’),” the FBI said in a statement.

He had been under investigation by the US Army and the FBI for over a year.

According to the statement the FBI believes the man, named as active duty soldier Ikaika Kang who was stationed at Schofield Baracks in Hawaii, was a “lone actor” who had not “associated with others who present a threat to Hawaii.”

A criminal complaint filed in the US District Court for the District of Hawaii alleges that Kang swore allegiance to ISIS, attempted to provide military documents to ISIS, and attempted to provide training to the terrorist organization, according to the FBI.

Kang was expected to appear in federal court later Monday.(dpa/NAN)

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