A 23-year-old Ottawa man who converted to Islam and then travelled to Syria to join ISIS under the name of Abu Anwar Al-Canadi…is dead…according to a pro-ISIS Twitter account.
The former University of Ottawa student who grew up in Kemptville had tried to encourage attacks on Canadian soil in a video posted online last December.
The Prime Minister’s Office said it was aware of reports Maguire had been killed, and was “seeking additional information on them.”
The Public Safety Minister’s office released a statement saying it could not speak about specific cases, but warned other Canadians planning to join ISIS, also known as ISIL and the Islamic State.
“Any individual who decides to join the ISIL jihadists runs the risk of meeting their ultimate demise,” the statement said.
The CBC is reporting three Edmonton cousins died fighting for ISIS in Syria last fall. The report did not say when or where the three died.