Ibraheem Musaibli

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Ibraheem Musaibli
Born 1990 (age 27–28)
Nationality USA
Other names
  • Abu Shifa Musaibli
  • Abu ‘Abd Al-Rahman Al-Yemeni

Ibraheem Musaibli is an American who was apprehended by a Kurdish militia in wartorn Syria.[1][2][3][4][5]

Indictments he faces assert he was providing material support to Daesh, since 2015.[6][2] He was indicted on July 19, 2018.[7]

Family members disputed the Government indictment, saying Musaibli had been tricked into entering Daesh territory, traveling the Syria to study Islam.[2] His father said they had been working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help Musaibli escape from a Daesh prison.

See also


  1. Rukmini Callimachi, Eric Schmitt and Charlie Savage (2018-07-19). "American Accused of Being ISIS Fighter in Syria Faces Prosecution in U.S.". The New York Times: p. A7. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/world/middleeast/islamic-state-us-detainee.html. Retrieved 2018-10-30. "Last September, the same militia captured another American at a checkpoint in the battle zone, but the Justice Department decided there was insufficient admissible evidence to prosecute him." 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Robert Snell, Sarah Rahal (2018-07-24). "Dearborn man captured in Syria charged in terror case". Detroit News. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/07/24/dearborn-man-captured-syria-charged-isis-terror-case/829235002/. Retrieved 2018-10-30. "The indictment, dated July 19, was unsealed five days after it was reported that Ibraheem Musaibli, 28, was taken into custody by coalition-backed forces this month while trying to flee the Middle Euphrates River Valley in northern Syria, according to the New York Times, which first reported his capture." 
  3. Ann Zaniewski (2018-07-24). "Dearborn man charged with supporting ISIS". Detroit Free Press. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/07/24/dearborn-man-charged-supporting-isis/829978002/. Retrieved 2018-10-30. "Federal authorities say Ibraheem Izzy Musaibli, 28, served and provided material support to the terrorist organization from April 2015 through June 2018, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday." 
  4. Jeff Mordock (2018-07-24). "American captured on ISIS battlefield faces charges in U.S.". Washington Times. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/24/ibraheem-musaibli-american-captured-isis-battlefie/. Retrieved 2018-10-30. 
  5. Tresa Baldas (2018-07-27). "Dearborn terror suspect agrees to be jailed, but maintains innocence". Detroit Free Press. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/07/27/dearborn-terror-suspect/846200002/. Retrieved 2018-10-30. "If convicted, he faces a possible 20-year-prison sentence." 
  6. Robert Snell, Sarah Rahal (2018-07-20). "Suspected ISIS soldier tricked into joining fight, family says". Detroit News (Dearborn). https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2018/07/20/suspected-isis-fighter-ibraheem-musaibli-tricked-into-traveling-syria/806698002/. Retrieved 2018-10-30. "Though Musaibli was captured overseas, he could be prosecuted in Detroit, the federal jurisdiction which covers his hometown of Dearborn, said Peter Henning, a Wayne State University law professor and former federal prosecutor. The Times reported that it is likely Musaibli has been charged in a sealed federal court filing." 
  7. "The Islamic State’s suspected inroads into America". Washington Post. 2018-07-26. Archived from the original on 2018-10-30. https://web.archive.org/web/20181030201846/https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/isis-suspects/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3cf3c090877d. Retrieved 2018-10-30.