Transcript for Newlyweds in Mississippi Arrested for Alleged Ties to ISIS
A new and chilling terror arrest tonight right here in America. This young couple from Mississippi, newlyweds captured as they were about to board a plane. They allegedly planned to tell friends and family they were going on their honeymoon but authorities say they had a much different plan and here's ABC's Steve osunsami. Reporter: In this high school photo from homecoming court, she doesn't look at all like she's on her way to jihad but tonight federal authorities say 20-year-old Jaelyn young confessed, telling them she and her new husband were traveling to Joyce Isis in Syria. Just this spring she was studying chemistry at Mississippi state. I know the kind of person that she is, and this doesn't make any sense. She was so smart, top of her class, studying to be a doctor. Reporter: Authorities say she praise the attack in Chattanooga last month where four Marines were killed. Young and 22-year-old Muhammad dakhlalla were arrested, planning to fly delta airlines on to Turkey. Investigators say from there they planned to slip into Syria. He's also a smart one, graduating from Mississippi state with a degree in psychology. According to this federal complaint, undercover FBI agents pretending to be terrorists exchanged messages with the couple online. I am skilled in math and chemistry, she reportedly tells them, and worked at an analytical lab at the college campus. We would love to help giving medical aid. Thank you. To the economy tonight, a surprise move by China sending
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