Published January 11, 2016
A Maryland man has been indicted on charges of supporting and receiving military training from an African terrorist group connected with Al Qaeda.
Thirty-one-year-old Maalik Alim Jones appeared in federal court in New York City last month on a complaint and indictment unsealed Monday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
According to the indictment, Jones, a U.S. citizen, left Baltimore in 2011 and traveled to Somalia, where he was taken to an al-Shabab training camp.
After being trained how to shoot firearms and operate a rocket propelled grenade, Jones allegedly took part in a battle in the Somali town of Afmadow against Kenyan soldiers.
Court records do not list a lawyer for Jones.