Georgia woman allegedly promoted ISIS 'kill list' of US service members

Julia LeDoux
March 13, 2019 - 12:13 pm
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A Georgia woman who allegedly encouraged ISIS supporters to murder American service members has been arrested and charged with providing material support to the terror group.

Kim Anh Vo, 20, was arrested Tuesday in Richmond County and charged with a single count of conspiring to provide financial support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, according to a Department of Justice complaint.

The complaint alleges Vo joined the United Cyber Caliphate in April 2016. The online group has pledged its allegiance to ISIS and is “committed to carrying out online attacks and cyber intrusions against Americans.”

During the time that Vo was a member of the UCC, it and its subgroups "disseminated ISIS propaganda online, including ‘kill lists’ which contained the names of individuals - for example soldiers in the United States Armed Forces and members of the State Department - whom the group instructed their followers to kill,” according to the complaint.

One of the kill lists targeted 3,600 people who live in the New York City area, stating “We Want them #Dead.”

The Justice Department alleges that Vo primarily recruited people to assist the group in its computer hacking efforts and to create propaganda, including an online video containing what appears to be a graphic depiction of the decapitation of a kneeling man.

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A minor living in Norway allegedly recruited by Vo also created an online video that threatened a New York City-based nonprofit group committed to fighting extremist ideologies, the complaint alleges.

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Vo allegedly went by such names as "Miss.Bones" and "Kitty Lee” and was arrested in the town of Hephzibah. If found guilty, Vo could face up to 20 years in prison.

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