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Ohio man accused of plotting terrorist act in US after traveling to Syria for training

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, left, speaks with his defense attorney, Sam Shamansky, during a hearing to set bond on charges of money laundering and providing support for terrorism in Columbus, Ohio.  A Thursday, April 16  indictment says Mohamud left the country a year ago to train and fight with terrorists in Syria. The indictment says Mohamud, who was arrested in Columbus earlier this year, weighed which extremist group in Syria was more effective before his travels.  (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, left, speaks with his defense attorney, Sam Shamansky, during a hearing to set bond on charges of money laundering and providing support for terrorism in Columbus, Ohio. A Thursday, April 16 indictment says Mohamud left the country a year ago to train and fight with terrorists in Syria. The indictment says Mohamud, who was arrested in Columbus earlier this year, weighed which extremist group in Syria was more effective before his travels. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)  (The Associated Press)

An Ohio man is accused of plotting to commit terrorism in the U.S. after traveling to Syria for terrorist training.

A Thursday indictment says Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-DEE'-RAH'-mahn shayk moh-HAH'-mud), of Columbus, left the country a year ago to train and fight with terrorists in Syria.

The indictment says Mohamud weighed which extremist group in Syria was more effective before his travels.

The indictment says Mohamud talked about going to a military base in Texas on his return to kill American soldiers with a backup plan to attack a prison.

He was arrested in Columbus this year.

Mohamud's attorney, Sam Shamansky, says the charges were expected and Mohamud will enter a not-guilty plea at an upcoming hearing.