Muslim terror trial: Jury hears testimony about accused couple’s relationship

Sabrine Djermane and El Mahdi Jamali appeared to be close to breaking up just three months before the young Montrealers were arrested on terrorism charges.

Evidence that something was placing considerable tension on their relationship came in the form of messages Djermane, 21, and Jamali, 20, exchanged on their Facebook accounts in the middle of January 2015. They were arrested in April 2015 on charges alleging they planned to commit a terrorist act outside of Canada by joining ISIL in Syria. They are also charged with possessing explosives materials and with facilitating a terrorist act.