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Quick Hits 179 – Canadian woman freed from ISIS detention camp reunites with daughter in Canada

Joining a listed terrorist entity is illegal. And yet hundreds of Canadians have done so and some are now home…but have not been charged. What should we do with these cases?

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Canadian woman freed from ISIS detention camp reunites with daughter in Canada

A Canadian woman who was held in an ISIS detention camp in northeast Syria has arrived back in Canada to reunite with her five-year-old daughter — who was allowed to leave ahead of her last spring in the company of a former U.S. diplomat.

The woman left Canada in 2014. She said she never intended to join the Islamic State extremist group as it was trying to establish a caliphate across Syria and Iraq.

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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Director of the National Security programme at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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