Canadian Government Outlines Growing Terrorist Threat

The Canadian government warned that roughly 60 “extremist travelers” havereturned to Canada, in a new report outlining major threats from terrorist organizations including the Islamic State and Hizballah.

The report states that “a violent act of terrorism could occur in Canada,” corroborating similar assertions from some U.S. officials who have warned about Islamic State operatives and sympathizers residing in the U.S.

“Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011, more than 36,500 extremist travelers from over 100 countries, including at least 6,600 individuals from Western countries, have travelled to Syria,” the report said.

The few that returned to North America pose a major threat to both Canada and the United States.