Toronto-area woman faces charges after allegedly trying to join terrorist group


TORONTO – A Toronto-area woman has been charged with two terrorism-related offenses after she allegedly tried to join the so-called ISIS. A senior RCMP official told CTV News the woman was taken into custody in Markham on Tuesday.

Haleena Mustafa is now accused of leaving Canada to participate in the activities of a terrorist group and to participate in the activities of a terrorist group.

The woman’s husband, Ikar Mao of Guelph, Ont., Was arrested and charged with the two terrorism-related offenses in December and remains in custody, the official said.

The RCMP said they believed the couple traveled to Turkey 10 months ago to join ISIS and that they were both charged for the trip.


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