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The Government of Canada announces the addition of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades to the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities



OTTAWA, June 29, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced the addition of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades to the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities, as well as administrative changes to the list.

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades is an Al Qaida affiliated terrorist organization that has claimed responsibility for several rocket attacks in northern Israel and has also repeatedly articulated its intent to carry out attacks against Western targets in the Middle East. In 2014, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed joint responsibility with Jabhat al-Nusra for rocket attacks in Hermel, Lebanon.  This terrorist organization also claimed responsibility for two suicide bombings near the Iranian cultural centre in Beirut, Lebanon, in February, 2014.

Administrative changes to the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities include:

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"The international jihadi movement has declared war on Canada and its allies. The listing of terrorist entities under the Criminal Code is a critical component in our Government's efforts to counter terrorist activity and terrorist financing. This addition to the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities, as well as a number of administrative changes, will ensure that our Government's list of terrorist entities reflect the continually evolving terrorist threat."

? The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

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SOURCE Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada


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