Authorities filed terrorism charges against Ashton Carleton Larmond and Carlos Larmond, 24-year-old twins from Ottawa who planned to travel abroad to engage in terrorist activity. Both men were arrested on Jan. 9; Carlos was at Montreal’s international airport and Ashton was in Ottawa. Officials at five Ottawa mosques denied knowing the two suspects, said to be recent converts. The head of Canada’s military effort in Iraq against the Islamic State said Canadian forces have flown over 300 sorties and claimed that the mission to “blunt the attack of ISIL against men and women and innocents on the ground in Iraq — is to this point very successful.”
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