Akmal Zakirov

In June 2015, a Brooklyn court charged Uzbek national and Brooklyn resident Akmal Zakirov with attempting to provide material support to ISIS.Sophia Pearson and Christie Smythe, “Teenager Pleads Guilty as U.S. Hunts Terrorist Recruiters,” Bloomberg News, June 11, 2015, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-11/virginia-teen-pleads-guilty-as-u-s-pursues-terrorist-recruiters. His suspected terror activities are allegedly connected to those of four men—Akhror Saidakhmetov, Abror Habibov, Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev and Dilkhayot Kasimov—arrested in February 2015 on similar charges. Zakirov is accused of raising moneySophia Pearson and Christie Smythe, “Teenager Pleads Guilty as U.S. Hunts Terrorist Recruiters,” Bloomberg News, June 11, 2015, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-11/virginia-teen-pleads-guilty-as-u-s-pursues-terrorist-recruiters. to help SaidakhmetovJonathan Dienst, “5th Suspect Charged in Brooklyn ISIS Probe: Feds,” NBC New York, June 11, 2015, http://www.nbcnewyork.com/investigations/Fifth-Suspect-Questioned-ISIS-Plot-Islamic-State-Brooklyn-Coney-Island-Bomb-307003261.html. travel to Syria to join ISIS.Polly Mosendz, “Akmal Zakirov: Brooklyn Man Charged with Providing Material Support to ISIS,” Newsweek, June 11, 2015, http://www.newsweek.com/brooklyn-man-charged-providing-material-support-isis-342261. Zakirov pled not guilty.Selim Algar, “Fifth arrested in connection with Brooklyn ISIS plot,” New York Post, June 12, 2015, http://nypost.com/2015/06/12/fifth-arrested-in-connection-with-brooklyn-isis-plot/.

Extremist entity
ISIS
Type(s) of Organization:
Insurgent, territory-controlling, religious, terrorist, violent
Ideologies and Affiliations:
Islamist, jihadist, pan-Islamist, Salafist, takfiri
Position(s):
U.S.-based financier and facilitator

ISIS is a violent jihadist group based in Iraq and Syria. The group has declared wilayas (provinces) in Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the North Caucasus. ISIS has also waged attacks in Turkey, Lebanon, France, Belgium, Iraq, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Tunisia, and Kuwait.

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On February 26, 2015, a Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a market in Biu, Nigeria, killing 19 people and injuring 20 others. A second attempted-suicide bomber was caught and beaten by a crowd before he was able to carry out his attack.

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