NBC—The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirms it arrested a man in central Indiana on Feb. 6, 2015, for allegedly helping ISIS terrorists.
13 Investigates first broke the story. We now have new details explaining how FBI agents caught their man.
His name is Nihad Rosic. He's originally from Bosnia, and moved to the United States where he's worked as a truck driver. But federal agents say he lives a double life and that he's part of a group that's been directly supporting ISIS terrorists in the Middle East.
As bloody battles rage on in Syria, the FBI and federal prosecutors have been working behind the scenes here in the United States.
Three weeks ago in St. Louis, prosecutors announced the indictment of six Bosnian nationals for conspiring to help ISIS terrorists. But what prosecutors did not announce is that one of the suspects was arrested in central Indiana.
13 Investigates has learned federal agents have been tracking Nihad Rosic for years. The FBI tells Eyewitness News that the truck driver was making a routine delivery off of Ronald Reagan Parkway in Plainfield when they made their arrest. It happened about an hour before Air Force One and President Barack Obama landed nearby.
The timing appears to be a coincidence. What is not coincidence, according to the indictment, is the relationship between Rosic and a brutal terrorist group.
The indictment says Rosic and other defendants provided ISIS fighters with US military uniforms, combat boots, tactical gear, and firearms accessories such as range finders and rifle scopes. They also wired thousands of dollars in cash, all in an elaborate conspiracy to commit "murder and maiming" in Syria and Iraq.
Investigators obtained records from Western Union and Paypal, and prosecutors say they show the transfer of money from the suspects in the Midwest to known terrorists in the Middle East. Federal agents also monitored phone calls, emails and Facebook to infiltrate their communication.
According to the indictment, members of the conspiracy used coded language, referring to each other as "lions." They called Syria "the beach." And weapons were known as "actions." (Continue Reading.)
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
U.S. Muslims Caught Providing Islamic State with U.S. Military Uniforms and Equipment
Nihad Rosic is a truck driver and had enough money to buy equipment to send to ISIS. Still think a jobs program is the solution to jihad?