Ill. Mom Accused of Aiding Terrorists Appears in Court

An Illinois woman accused of aiding terror groups has appeared in federal court in Chicago on Saturday, a day after she was arrested by the FBI. Mediha Medy Salkicevic, 34, is one of six Bosnian immigrants accused of sending money and military equipment to rebel groups in Syria. The series of $1,000 PayPal payments she sent was used to buy surplus military gear, including a sniper rifle scope, combat boots and uniforms, federal prosecutors alleged in an indictment unsealed Friday night. She chatted with five co-defendants about the plot on Facebook using codewords, the feds say. Salkicevic spoke only to confirm that she understood the charges. The case will be tried in Missouri, where several other defendants were arrested.

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