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Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Mirsad Hariz Adem Ramic deported from Turkey

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Mirsad Hariz Adem Ramic, 31, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States has been booked into the Grayson County Detention Facility in Leitchfield, Kentucky. He is a citizen of both the U.S. and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

On June 3, 2014, Ramic and two co-conspirators allegedly each departed the U.S. for Istanbul, Turkey in order to support the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The three allegedly bought tickets to fly to Gaziantep, Turkey, which is near the border with Syria.

Mirsad Hariz Adem Ramic (©Gryason County Detention Center)
Mirsad Hariz Adem Ramic (©Grayson County Detention Center)

From Gaziantep, Ramic and the two co-conspirators allegedly crossed the Syrian border to join the ISIS. He allegedly remained in Raqqa, Syria and attended a training camp of the designated foreign terrorist organization where he received weapons and physical training and fired an AK-47. 

Raqqa is a city located 40km east of Syria’s largest dam Tabqa Dam. Directed by Matthew Heineman, 38, the 2017 documentary film “City of Ghosts” is about the city.

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After being incarcerated in Turkey, Ramic was deported to the U.S. On December 16, 2021, he arrived in the U.S. and made his initial appearance in court.

The Bowling Green resident was charged with providing material support to the ISIS, conspiring to provide material support to ISIS and receiving military type training from ISIS. If convicted of the charged offenses, he faces term of supervised release up to life, a fine of $750,000 and a maximum penalty of 50 years in prison.

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