10 arrested in Canada over attempt to join IS

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MONTREAL: Canadian police arrested 10 young people as they allegedly tried to leave the country to join the Islamic State group, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). The federal police arrested the group, all residents of the Montreal area, last weekend at the city’s international airport and their passports have been withdrawn. Charges have not been filed and the families and relatives of the 10 are being interviewed, police said. Local media reported that one parent had notified authorities of the planned departure. IS is known for its brutality in the swathes of territory it controls in Syria and Iraq. The group’s radical ideology has inspired thousands of people to join it or try to send support.

AFP

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