B.C. man faces terror charge, accused of joining Islamist fighters in Syria
VANCOUVER — The RCMP has charged a British Columbia man for leaving Canada to take part in a terrorist activity.
The Integrated National Security Enforcement Team says 25-year-old Hasibullah Yusufzai of Burnaby is accused of committing an offence for the benefit of a terrorist group or was directed by or associated with such a group.
A police statement said the man left for Syria on Jan. 21.
RCMP say the man is known to have travelled to that country to join Islamist fighters.
A woman who answered the phone at Yusufzai’s home said he wasn’t there, then said she didn’t speak English.
RCMP say they’re working on the case with their international partners.