Mississippi couple charged with attempt to support Islamic State
An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State's Al-Furqan Media allegedly shows IS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark jihadist flag in Iraq (AFP)

A Mississippi couple has been charged with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday.


Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 20, and Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, 22, were arrested over the weekend, the department said.

According to prosecutors, both of them planned to travel to Syria to join the group and were arrested before boarding a flight at Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus, Mississippi.

If convicted, the duo face up to 20 years in prison.