FBI Raids Springfield Apartment in ISIS Investigation

A Virginia man allegedly funded ISIS members and made threats against the U.S.

The FBI arrested 33-year-old Mohammed Chhipa Thursday and charged him with providing or attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist group.

An affidavit filed in federal court claims Chhipa made multiple social media posts sympathizing with ISIS. The FBI says it has evidence that he sent money to a known ISIS member in Syria.

Investigators allege he messaged an undercover FBI agent in 2019 expressing his “desire to conduct an attack against infidels and hypocrites and die in the name of Allah.”

“We don’t hear about ISIS as much, because the capabilities of ISIS have been dramatically degraded,” said U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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