Canada police arrest 10 youths for trying to join Islamic State

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Otawa, May 20: At least ten suspected youths were arrested in Canada for trying to fly to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State (ISIS), media reported on Wednesday.

All 10 had their passports confiscated after they were detained at Montreal's Trudeau International Airport at the weekend, BBC reported.

10 arrested in Canada

"Arrested youths have not been charged, but investigations were ongoing," said police.

Identity of the arrested youths have not been disclosed.

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Canada is part of the US.-led coalition that is fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group in Iraq and Syria.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced in March that he planned to expand the mission and has since pledged $139m (£89m) to help alleviate the growing humanitarian crisis in the region.

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