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Minnesota man is 3rd to plead guilty to conspiring to join Islamic State group; 5 face trial

  • CORRECTS AGE TO 20 INSTEAD OF 19 -- FILE - This April 21, 2015 file photo provided by the Sherburne County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office shows Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 20.  Abdurahman is among seven Minnesota men of Somali descent that have been charged in a indictment  with traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group, which has carried out a host of attacks including beheading Americans. (Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)

    CORRECTS AGE TO 20 INSTEAD OF 19 -- FILE - This April 21, 2015 file photo provided by the Sherburne County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office shows Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 20. Abdurahman is among seven Minnesota men of Somali descent that have been charged in a indictment with traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group, which has carried out a host of attacks including beheading Americans. (Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ayan Abdurahman right, waits for a ride after attending a hearing for her son Zacharia Abdurahman, one of seven defendants charged with conspiring to join ISIL Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minn. Zacharia Adburahman plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist group, specifically the Islamic State group, in federal court on Thursday. Authorities say he was part of a group of friends in Minnesota's Somali community who met secretly to plan different ways to travel to Syria. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

    Ayan Abdurahman right, waits for a ride after attending a hearing for her son Zacharia Abdurahman, one of seven defendants charged with conspiring to join ISIL Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minn. Zacharia Adburahman plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist group, specifically the Islamic State group, in federal court on Thursday. Authorities say he was part of a group of friends in Minnesota's Somali community who met secretly to plan different ways to travel to Syria. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sadie Warfa, deputy director for Global Somali Diaspora, speaks to the media after the hearing for Zacharia Abdurahman one of seven defendants charged with conspiring to join ISIL, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn. Zacharia Adburahman plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist group, specifically the Islamic State group, in federal court on Thursday. Authorities say he was part of a group of friends in Minnesota's Somali community who met secretly to plan different ways to travel to Syria. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

    Sadie Warfa, deputy director for Global Somali Diaspora, speaks to the media after the hearing for Zacharia Abdurahman one of seven defendants charged with conspiring to join ISIL, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn. Zacharia Adburahman plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist group, specifically the Islamic State group, in federal court on Thursday. Authorities say he was part of a group of friends in Minnesota's Somali community who met secretly to plan different ways to travel to Syria. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Another Minnesota man has admitted he was part of a plot to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

Twenty-year-old Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist group — specifically the Islamic State group.

Authorities say he was part of a group of friends in Minnesota's Somali community who met secretly to plan different ways to travel to Syria. Abdurahman said he and some of the group's members took buses to New York last November and tried to travel overseas. He then participated in a plan to get fake passports.

Abdurahman is the third Minnesota man to plead guilty in connection with the plots. Five others face a February trial.