U.S. charges Canadian man, alleging he’s an Islamic State fighter, propagandist

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Saturday said they charged a Saudi-born Canadian man for aiding the Islamic State militant group, alleging he tossed grenades in battle and worked with propagandists who publicized the beheading of hostages including U.S. journalist James Foley. The Department of Justice described the man, identified as Mohammed Khalifa, as a “leading figure” in the English-language media unit of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS. The department said Khalifa narrated English-language recruitment videos and was a battlefield fighter before he was …

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