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Toronto man reportedly killed fighting in Somalia

Recruited by a banned terrorist group, he died a “martyr”

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Last week, the federal government outlawed another terrorist organization: Al-Shahab, a Somali militant group linked to al-Qaeda that has been recruiting fighters from a Toronto mosque. The RCMP and CSIS have been investigating a number of men who allegedly left Toronto to join the group—and if the reports are correct, one of those Canadians has died a martyr. According to a message posted on an extremist website, and uncovered by the U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group, a Toronto man identified as Mohamed al Muhajiri was killed in a battle with Somali government forces. “Don’t be sadden [sic] but rather rejoice in the news of your dear brother and follow his foot steps and march forth in the ranks of the honest mujahideen, Al-Shabab mujahideen,” the message reads. Canadian authorities have not confirmed the death.

National Post

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