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Suspected radicalized Montreal teen said to have died in Iraq

07/09/2015 05:03 EDT | Updated 07/09/2016 05:59 EDT
One of the seven young Quebecers suspected of joining jihadists fighting overseas last winter is said to have died in Iraq, according to Radio-Canada sources.

The parents of a student at Collège de Maisonneuve say they received a call from abroad, saying their son had died in Iraq.

The RCMP has refused to confirm this information.

Parents of the student say they received a call from a woman speaking Arabic, saying their son had died as a "martyr" in the Iraqi city of Tikrit.

Radio-Canada has decided not to release the young man's name out of respect for his family.

Like four of the seven students who left Montreal in mid-January, the young man was a frequent visitor to the Islamic community centre led by Adil Charkaoui.

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