A Texas man who bid farewell to America in 2014 to join forces with the Islamic State in Syria was killed, presumably in battle, according to newly filed court documents.
The man, who is identified in the documents only as “SRG” but who was also known as Abdullah Ali, flew from Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport to London and then Turkey in February 2014 before making his way to Syria and joining the terrorist group’s forces, the documents state.
By the end of the year, his mother was sent an electronic message that said her son had died and suggested he was killed while fighting.
His death marks a rare instance in which an American is acknowledged to have died while aligned with ISIS.
The details are listed in a recently revised federal indictment against a Spring man, Asher Abid Khan, who is accused of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization.
The new indictment also charges an Australian man, Mohamed Zuhbi, of helping Khan and SRG – along with other Islamic State recruits – to cross into Syria to join the group.
SRG has been identified in previous court records as Sixto Garcia of McAllen.
Zuhbi, who has apparently never been to the United States, remains a fugitive, court records indicate.