10 arrested in Canada over attempt to join IS: police

10 arrested in Canada over attempt to join IS: police
One of four people suspected of creating and operating several Internet platforms spreading propaganda, particularly for the Islamic State group in a bid to recruit young women to join Islamic State militans is arrested in Melilla, the Spanish enclave neighbouring Morocco, on February 24, 2015.

MONTREAL - Canadian police arrested 10 young people as they allegedly tried to leave the country to join the Islamic State group, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday.

The federal police arrested the group last weekend at Montreal's international airport and their passports have been withdrawn.

Charges have not been filed and the families and relatives of the 10 people are being interviewed, police said.

The arrests come months after five boys and two girls from the Montreal area left the country and apparently joined IS.

Another teen was arrested in March for aiming to join the IS group.

IS known for its brutality in the swathes of territory it controls in Syria and Iraq. The group's radical ideology has inspired thousands of people to join IS or try to send it support.

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