Canadian authorities: 6 missing from Quebec fled to join ISIL in Syria

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In this June 25, 2014, file photo, a Kurdish peshmerga fighter carries his weapon walks onto his base, where two flags of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are seen on a building, right, and water tower, left, at the front line with the al-Qaida-inspired militants in Tuz Khormato, 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of the oil rich province of Kirkuk, northern Iraq. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Canadian authorities believe four young men and two women who disappeared from Quebec in January have traveled to the Middle East to fight with Islamic State according to Canadian media.

The Globe and Mail newspaper said at least four of the six were students at Montreal’s College de Maisonneuve as recently as last fall.

Reports confirm that the group flew to Turkey, an entry point for many looking to join militants in Syria and that Canadian authorities lost track of them from there.

Canadian Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said he couldn’t comment on operational matters, but he added that reports of such recruitment highlight the need for legislation the government is trying to pass to deter high risk travelers.

Source: Reuters, Globe and Mail


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