Samantha Marie Elhassani

Charged: March 21, 2018
Affiliation
ISIS
State
Indiana
District
Northern District of Indiana
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Samantha Marie Elhassani
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Female
  • Race
    White
Samantha Marie Elhassani and her children traveled with her husband Moussa, a Moroccan national, to Syria. Elhassani and her children are U.S. citizens. Elhassani and her children lived in Raqqa while Moussa fought for ISIS. After Moussa was killed in a drone strike, Elhassani and her children fled Raqqa and were detained by Syrian Democratic Forces. Federal prosecutors allege that Elhassani provided tactical gear and money to two ISIS fighters. The Indiana Department of Child Services has taken custody of her children. In an interview with CNN before she was extradited, Elhassani said her husband forced her to cross into Syria while they were on a family vacation in Turkey.