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    Daesh Claims Responsibility for Thwarted Terror Plot in Canada

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    Daesh terrorist group reportedly has claimed responsibility for the failed attack that was thwarted by Canadian police on Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Islamic State (ISIL, also known as Daesh) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the failed attack that was thwarted by Canadian police on Wednesday, The Times of Israel reports.

    The Daesh news agency said on Thursday that the Canadian man killed by police on Wednesday was a member of the group and was "acting on its general instructions," The Times of Israel reported on Friday.

    Aaron Driver, the 24-year-old Canadian man, was killed on Wednesday when police officers tried to apprehend him at his home in Ontario.

    According to Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Commander Mike Cabana, Driver had planned to carry out a Daesh-inspired attack in the country within 72 hours.

    Cabana explained that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alerted the RCMP to the pending attack and turned over a "martyrdom" video that Driver filmed of himself.

    In the video, Driver is seen pledging allegiance to Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a step the terror group has directed would-be attackers in western nations to take before carrying out assaults in the group’s name.

    Driver stated that he targeted Canada because of its membership in the US-led coalition that has been carrying out airstrikes against Daesh targets in Iraq and Syria since 2014.


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