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Philadelphia woman, 30, arrested on charges she tried to help the Islamic State group

  • Shown is the home of a woman who is accused of trying to join and martyr herself for the Islamic State group in Syria, Friday, April 3, 2015, in Philadelphia. Thirty-year-old Keonna Thomas appeared in federal court Friday afternoon just hours after her arrest on a charge of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. A prosecutor says a search warrant executed March 27 at Thomas' home prevented her from leaving the U.S. on a flight scheduled for March 29.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Shown is the home of a woman who is accused of trying to join and martyr herself for the Islamic State group in Syria, Friday, April 3, 2015, in Philadelphia. Thirty-year-old Keonna Thomas appeared in federal court Friday afternoon just hours after her arrest on a charge of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. A prosecutor says a search warrant executed March 27 at Thomas' home prevented her from leaving the U.S. on a flight scheduled for March 29.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Flags are posted on the home of a woman who is accused of trying to join and martyr herself for the Islamic State group in Syria, Friday, April 3, 2015, in Philadelphia. Thirty-year-old Keonna Thomas appeared in federal court Friday afternoon just hours after her arrest on a charge of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. A prosecutor says a search warrant executed March 27 at Thomas' home prevented her from leaving the U.S. on a flight scheduled for March 29.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Flags are posted on the home of a woman who is accused of trying to join and martyr herself for the Islamic State group in Syria, Friday, April 3, 2015, in Philadelphia. Thirty-year-old Keonna Thomas appeared in federal court Friday afternoon just hours after her arrest on a charge of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. A prosecutor says a search warrant executed March 27 at Thomas' home prevented her from leaving the U.S. on a flight scheduled for March 29.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Shown is the home of a woman who is accused of trying to join and martyr herself for the Islamic State group in Syria, Friday, April 3, 2015, in Philadelphia. Thirty-year-old Keonna Thomas appeared in federal court Friday afternoon just hours after her arrest on a charge of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. A prosecutor says a search warrant executed March 27 at Thomas' home prevented her from leaving the U.S. on a flight scheduled for March 29.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Shown is the home of a woman who is accused of trying to join and martyr herself for the Islamic State group in Syria, Friday, April 3, 2015, in Philadelphia. Thirty-year-old Keonna Thomas appeared in federal court Friday afternoon just hours after her arrest on a charge of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. A prosecutor says a search warrant executed March 27 at Thomas' home prevented her from leaving the U.S. on a flight scheduled for March 29.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

A Philadelphia woman has been charged with trying to help the Islamic State group and "martyr herself" for the terrorist organization.

Prosecutors say 30-year-old Keonna Thomas attempted to travel overseas to fight with the terror group. She was arrested Friday morning.

Authorities say she communicated with an Islamic State group fighter in Syria who asked if she wanted to be part of a martyrdom operation. Prosecutors say she told the fighter that the opportunity "would be amazing."

It's unclear if she has a lawyer who could comment on the charges.

She's scheduled to make her initial appearance in federal court later Friday.