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American ISIS Defector Told FBI 'I'm Fed Up With This Evil'

FBI officials have told NBC News the man pleaded guilty to two terrorism charges

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    American ISIS Defector Told FBI 'I'm Fed Up With This Evil'
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    This undated file image posted on a militant website on Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the Islamic State group marching in Raqqa, Syria. The FBI case against a New York City man who defected from ISIS has been unsealed.

    A judge has unsealed the case against an American ISIS defector whose identity is still hidden, NBC News reported.

    The 27-year-old former Columbia University student, who is identified as Mo, spoke with NBC News last week — with the permission of prosecutors — about why he signed up with the terror group, the violence he saw and his desperate escape. Prosecutors acquiesced to revealing the defector's information after the interview.

    Among other things, the case file details Mo's initial contact with the FBI in 2014. He told the FBI, "I just want to get back home. All I want is this extraction, complete exoneration thereafter and have everything back to normal with me and my family…Please help me get back home."

    FBI officials have told NBC News that Mo pleaded guilty to two terrorism charges that carry between 10 and 25 years in prison — though he could get less because of his ongoing cooperation.