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State Department designates 2 Canadian citizens for joining jihadist groups | FDD's Long War Journal

State Department designates 2 Canadian citizens for joining jihadist groups | FDD's Long War Journal

The State Department announced yesterday (Apr. 13) that two Canadian citizens have been added to the US government’s list of designated terrorists. One of them, Tarek Sakr, is allegedly “linked” to Al Nusrah Front, which was the public arm of al Qaeda in Syria until mid-2016. Even though Nusrah was rebranded as Jabhat Fath al Sham in July 2016 and then merged with four other groups to form a joint venture (“Assembly for the Liberation of the Levant”) in January, State still refers to organization by its original name and describes it as al Qaeda’s “affiliate in Syria.” Sakr is a “Syrian-born Canadian citizen who has conducted sniper training in Syria and periodically travels to Turkey,” according to State. Sakr was a pharmacology student before joining the jihad against Bashar al Assad. But according to the Canadian press, he began to acquire his skills as a marksman befor...

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