Aurora man may plead guilty to terrorism charges

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Abdella Ahmad Tounisi, from Aurora, was 18 years old when federal agents arrested him on charges that he sought to join an al-Qaida-linked militant group.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- An Aurora man accused of trying to join terrorists in Syria may change his plea to guilty.

A lawyer for Abdella Ahmad Tounisi says both sides expect to seal a plea agreement within several weeks.

The 20-year-old was arrested at a Chicago airport in 2013 trying to board a plane for Turkey.

Prosecutors say Tounisi hoped to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria.