RCMP lays terror charge in absentia against Ontario man

WINDSOR, Ont. — The RCMP has laid laid terrorism charges in absentia against a 27-year-old man from Windsor, Ont.

Ahmad Waseem is charged with facilitating a terrorist activity, participating in terrorist activity and with leaving Canada to participate in the activities of a terrorist group.

The RCMP said Waseem went to Syria in November 2013 to fight for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

There have been reports that he has died fighting in Syria, but the RCMP says it has no information to confirm that.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Waseem and Interpol has been notified.

 

The Canadian Press