Canada charges Alberta man in absentia with working for ISIS

A man from Calgary thought to have left Canada to fight with Islamic State militants in Syria was charged in absentia on Thursday by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with committing an indictable offense for a terrorist group. Farah Mohamed Shirdon, 22, left Canada in March 2014 to join the group, also known as ISIS, according to police. “Our investigation showed that Shirdon served in a combat role and performed other functions for ISIS such as recruiting, fundraising, encouraging others to commit violence, and spreading propaganda, all designed to enhance the activities of the ISIS,” the RCMP said in a statement.



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