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Sayfildin Tahir Sharif faces extradition to U.S. after Supreme Court decision

01/15/2015 11:41 EST | Updated 03/17/2015 05:59 EDT
A Canadian man wanted on terrorism charges in the United States faces extradition after the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed his case Thursday.

Sayfildin Tahir Sharif, also known as Faruq Khalil Muhammed ‘Isa or Khalil Muhammdn ‘Isa, is accused of conspiracy to kill Americans and of supporting a terrorist group that took part in a 2009 suicide bombing in Iraq.

The Alberta Court of Appeal ruled in August 2014 that Sharif should be sent to the U.S. Sharif sought leave to appeal that ruling but on Thursday, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case. 

Sharif is a Canadian citizen who is originally from Iraq.He came to Canada in 1993.

Sharif was arrested in January 2011 at the request of the U.S. government at his apartment in Edmonton.

Five American soldiers were killed in a blast on April 10, 2009, near the gate of Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq. The dead included Staff Sgt. Gary L. Woods, 24, of Lebanon Junction, Ky., Sgt. First Class Bryan E. Hall, 32, of Elk Grove, Calif., Sgt. Edward W. Forrest Jr., 25, of St. Louis, Mo., Cpl. Jason G. Pautsch, 20, of Davenport, Iowa, and Army Pte. First Class, Bryce E. Gaultier, 22, from Cyrus, Calif.

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