Once thought killed while fighting alongside ISIS forces in Iraq, a Calgarian is now one of the United States’ most-wanted terrorists.
In a decision by the U.S. State Department, Farah Mohamed Shirdon, 24, of Calgary, has been dubbed a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist.”
Filed last month by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the decision was published on April 19 and said the former Calgary man is a risk to national security.
“I hereby determine that the individual known as Farah Mohamed Shirdon … has committed, or poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States,” the decision read.
RCMP in Alberta laid terrorism charges against 24-year-old Farah Mohamed Shirdon in 2015, including participation in the activity of a terrorist group and instructing others to carry out terrorist activity.
The decision also added Canadian Tarek Sakr to the most-wanted list, believed to be part of a group of Quebecers who left for Syria between 2011 and 2012.