CSIS director Michel Coulombe waits to appear at the Senate national security committee meeting in Ottawa on April 20, 2015. (Photo: Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)Some Canadians who have joined Islamic State have gained widespread publicity. One of them, for example, was Damian Clairmont, 22, of Calgary, a convert to Islam who was killed in early 2014. Police have also charged Farah Shirdon, 22, also of Calgary, with several offences, including leaving Canada to participate in the activity of a terrorist group, taking part in the activity of a terrorist group, and threatening the U.S. and Canada. The documents were first revealed on Monday by the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and German broadcasters WDR and NDR. The London-based Guardian newspaper said the documents allegedly contain details of six fighters from Canada, as well as recruits from Britain, France, Germany, the U.S., and other countries. According to Sky News, the files were on a memory stick stolen from the head of Islamic State's internal security police by a disillusioned former Free Syrian Army who calls himself Abu Hamed. The documents, a 23-question form, are apparently required before recruits are inducted into the terror group that is most active in Syria and Iraq.
In this June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, northwest of Baghdad. (AP Photo)
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story's headline stated 12 Canadians were identified. This story has been corrected and updated.
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