A U.S. female pleaded guilty Tuesday for operating an all-female military unit in support of ISIS in Syria.
According to the U.S. Justice Department, Allison Fluke-Ekren (42), who was the leader of ISIS' Khatiba Nusaybah battalion, taught women how use AK-47s as well as explosive devices.
Prosecutors stated in a statement that "over 100 women and young girls received military training from Fluke Ekren in Syria for ISIS."
According to prosecutors, Fluke-Ekren was a Kansas resident who was involved in "terrorism-related activities" in Syria and Libya between 2011 and 2019.
Her second husband, Ansar al-Sharia terrorist group, was her late husband. He claimed he had helped to steal documents from the United States and an electronic device after the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi and the CIA Annex in Benghazi.
According to prosecutors, the couple shared the summary information about the stolen items with each other and reported it to Ansar al-Sharia's head. This group was responsible for the terrorist attack.
Prosecutors claimed that Fluke-Ekren, in 2014, told a witness she wanted to attack U.S. soil.
Fluke-Ekren stated that to carry out the attack, she could park a vehicle laden with explosives at the basement or garage level of a structure and then detonate them using a cell phone trigger device."
Prosecutors claimed that Fluke-Ekren told a witness she also wanted to target a U.S. College, particularly one in the Midwest.
According to prosecutors, Fluke-Ekren also stated that she considered an attack that didn't kill a large amount of people to be a wasteful of resources."
Fluke-Ekren said that she told a witness about what she had instructed someone to do to her to send a message about her death to a relative to stop the U.S. government from finding her.
Prosecutors stated that Fluke-Ekren told the same witness that it was crucial to kill the "kuffar" (disbelievers), and become martyrs for ISIS in Syria.
Two of her attorneys declined to comment.
Since late January, she has been held in the custody of officials from the Eastern District of Virginia.
Fluke-Ekren pleaded guilty in October to conspiring to supply material support or materials to a foreign terror organization. She faces a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment.