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Ohio man expected to enter not guilty pleas to charges of plotting to attack US military base

Sam Shamansky, defense attorney for accused terrorist Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, answers questions after Mohamud entered not guilty pleas in federal court to charges of supporting terrorism, supporting a terrorist group and making a false statement involving international terrorism, on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio.  Mohamud was arrested in Columbus in February on state terrorism and money laundering counts.  (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

Sam Shamansky, defense attorney for accused terrorist Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, answers questions after Mohamud entered not guilty pleas in federal court to charges of supporting terrorism, supporting a terrorist group and making a false statement involving international terrorism, on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. Mohamud was arrested in Columbus in February on state terrorism and money laundering counts. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)  (The Associated Press)

An Ohio man accused of plotting to commit terrorism in the U.S. after traveling to Syria for terrorist training is expected to enter not guilty pleas at an arraignment.

A federal 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.

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

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

The indictment also 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.