The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have announced that a 29-year-old woman in Canada is facing a terrorism-related charge for her alleged participation in ISIS activities.According to the RCMP, Ammara Amjad returned to Canada from Syria on April 4 and was initially arrested through a terrorism peace bond. She was subsequently released on bail pending a future court appearance.
On Thursday, Amjad was arrested in Milton, Ontario, and has been charged with her alleged involvement in ISIS activities. She appeared in two court hearings and was subsequently released on bail, subject to undisclosed conditions.
It is worth noting that in April, a woman with the same name was repatriated to Canada from the Al-Hoj camp in northeast Syria, where some spouses and widows of ISIS fighters are held, and she was arrested upon arrival at a Montreal airport.
She was later released under strict bail conditions, including wearing a GPS ankle monitor, limited access to electronic devices, prohibition from driving, passport surrender, and mandatory participation in de-radicalization counseling.CTVNews.ca has reached out to the RCMP to confirm whether this recent arrest is related to the earlier case in April.
In April, the U.S. Department of State reported that 14 women and children from “displaced persons camps” in northeast Syria had been repatriated to Canada. There are an estimated 10,000 foreign nationals from various countries, mostly women and children, in these camps, while around 10,000 male individuals, suspected of being ISIS fighters, are held in prisons in the region.
Citizens are encouraged to report any information related to terrorism or suspicious activities to the National Security Information Network by calling 1-800-420-5805 or their local police detachment.