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Teenager Pleads Guilty as U.S. Hunts Terrorist Recruiters

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A Virginia teenager pleaded guilty to using social media to recruit U.S. fighters and raise funds for Islamic State as the government continues to target America-based efforts to support the terror group.

The Justice Department said Thursday that Ali Shukri Amin raised funds for Islamic State, also known as ISIL, and helped facilitate travel for supporters. The charges come as the government expands its effort to prosecute not only Americans seeking to join the group but also those attempting to recruit for it.