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Northern Virginia Man to be sentenced for trying to join ISIS

A fighter of the Islamic State group waves the terrorist groups flag from inside a captured government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria. (Uncredited/AP)
A fighter of the Islamic State group waves the terrorist groups flag from inside a captured government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria. (Uncredited/AP) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)


RICHMOND (WSLS 10) - A northern Virginia man, caught in a government sting, trying to join ISIS will be sentenced today.

Joseph Farrokh of Woodbridge could receive five to twenty years in prison.

The 29 year old plead guilty to trying to travel to the Islamic State to join fighters there.

He was arrested in January at the Richmond airport.

Farrokh has since denounced ISIS.

Prosecutors what a 16 year prison sentence while the defense is asking for five years.

Nearly half a dozen men were arrested around the region this year on terror related charges.