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A police officer testified in a Toronto court that Mohamed Hersi, a Somali-Canadian arrested in 2011 while trying to fly to Somalia to join Shabaab, saw himself as a "silent assassin" and leadership type in the al Qaeda-linked group. Hersi said one of his relatives had been arrested for trying to bomb an Ohio shopping mall, and also claimed to have been friends with Mohamed Ibrahim Elmi, a former University of Toronto student who died fighting for Shabaab in late 2009 or early 2010.




As the last 100 Canadian soldiers prepared to return home from Afghanistan, Prime Minister Harper hailed the military's efforts there, where over 40,000 Canadian troops served and 162 were killed. The government spent $1.65 billion on development projects in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2013, and plans to continue to help build the Afghan economy.




Last Canadian troops leave Afghanistan




Canadian killed in Somalia deeply involved in Ottawa community




Geneva deal doesn't stop Iran's bid for a bomb: Israel




The Foreign Ministry is looking into reports that Canadian jihadist Damian Clairmont, a convert to Islam, has died fighting for the Al Nusrah Front in Syria. A Canadian think tank has estimated that as many as 100 Canadians have traveled to Syria for jihad. Another Canadian jihadist, Ali Dirie, is said to have been killed in Syria last fall.




Massive RCMP probe stopped al Qaeda-linked conspiracy to derail passenger trai




Nuclear Materials Report Shows Better Safekeeping




The government added both the Caucasus Emirate and Boko Haram to its list of terrorist organizations. Other groups added to Canada's list this year include the Al Nusrah Front and Mokhtar Belmokhtar's al-Muwaqi'un Bil Dima, as well as the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network.




Undercover FBI agent helped investigate VIA terror plot suspects: Court documents




Border agency's Hezbollah report raises concerns about money smuggling




Canada added the Al Nusrah Front, which has claimed nearly 600 terrorist attacks in Syria, to its list of terrorist organizations. Dozens of Canadian jihadists are thought to have traveled to Syria to fight. Former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr again requested a transfer to a provincial jail from the maximum-security prison where he is currently serving an eight-year sentence for war crimes in Afghanistan.




No Morsel Too Minuscule for All-Consuming NSA




Ali Mohamed Dirie, 30, a convicted terrorist, has been killed while fighting in Syria. He is said to have left Canada for Syria in 2011 after serving prison time for plotting with an Islamist cell to kill the prime minister, take hostages, and bomb targets in the Toronto area. He had reportedly joined an extremist group in Syria. Security officials estimate that about 100 Canadians, mainly from Ontario and Alberta, have gone to Syria to fight in the past year. Evidence in the case of Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, who face trial for a terrorist plot to blow up a VIA train, will include a video of two men near the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge in Niagara Falls, Ont.




Canada is investigating reports that a 24-year-old Canadian from Ontario was involved in the Shabaab attack on a Nairobi mall. Authorities said at present they have no information to confirm the claim.




Canada - Omar Khadr to make first public appearance as lawyers challenge detention




Canadian was a 'clear leader' among Islamist terrorists who killed 40 workers in Algeria gas plant attack




Iran's assets in Canada include more than $2.6-million held in 13 different bank accounts, Ottawa reveals




Father of Canadian wanted for Bulgarian terror attack defends 'good' son's innocence




American Tells of Odyssey as Prisoner of Syrian Rebels


 
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