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Dure Ahmed is among 6 women and 10 children the federal government agreed to bring back from Syria.

Terrorism:  an Ontarian approved not to disturb the peace.

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Toronto resident Dure Ahmed, 33, during an interview with the BBC at a camp for women and children of alleged Islamist fighters in Syria in 2022.

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The Canadian who joined the Islamic State armed group in Syria in 2014 received new release conditions following a hearing Thursday at Brampton court. Dure Ahmed, who was repatriated to Canada last April, had already been released on bail after her arrest and was already subject to conditions.

Dure Ahmed left Toronto in 2014 for Turkey, from where she entered Syria across the border. She had lived in Raqqa where she gave birth to two boys.

She was then apprehended by Kurdish forces after the defeat of the Islamic State armed group in 2019 in Syria. She was never charged with anything in Canada.

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The 33-year-old was married at the time to a senior leader of the British national group responsible for the kidnapping, torture and deaths of several Westerners in the country.

Dure Ahmed, who was born to Ethiopian immigrants, met El Shafee Elsheikh at age 17 in Toronto in 2007 before the original Sudanese woman, two years his senior, returns to London, United Kingdom.

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The city of Raqqa in northern Syria at the fall of the Caliphate of the Islamic State.

They got married in 2010, but it was more of a long-distance relationship. Unemployed in Ontario, she finally joined him in Syria at the age of 24.

El Shafee Elsheikh is serving a sentence to life in the United States since he was convicted in the deaths of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and American aid workers Kayla Mueller and Peter Kassig.

The 35-year-old has since lost his British nationality.

His Canadian ex-wife is this time subjected to very harsh living conditions to which his defense did not object last Monday.

This is in fact a joint position of the Crown and the defense that a judge of the Court Court of Ontario accepted Thursday at the Brampton courthouse.

In its indictment on Monday, the Crown indicated that it still feared that Dure Ahmed would recruit activists in the country because of his indoctrination.

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Dure Ahmed in her apartment in Toronto after her return to the country.

She emphasized that Dure Ahmed had been immersed in the ideology of the armed group and that it was likely that she would have been aware of the role that her former husband played within the terrorist organization.

Ms. Ahmed will therefore have to commit to respecting the peace, observing a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and wearing an electronic ankle bracelet.

She had already been wearing one since her first release, but it was changed for the purposes of the peace bond. peace linked to terrorism.

She cannot own any electronic devices other than a laptop, but her Internet access will be limited to 30 minutes per day, i.e. 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the afternoon.

Access to social networks is strictly prohibited and he is prohibited from consulting hateful or subversive literature online. She cannot possess a firearm, knives or explosives.

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El Shafee Elsheikh in an interview with the Associated Press at the Kobani detention center in Syria in 2018.

She cannot leave Ontario without prior authorization from the RCMP and cannot possess any travel documents such as a passport or Nexus pass.

< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hNZoeU">She is not allowed to be around a long list of people whose names the court has cited to her or anyone with a criminal record in Canada.

The mother must also obtain consent from the RCMP before requesting social or medical services.

I accept all these conditions, she said at the end of the hearing.

In an exclusive interview with CBC and BBC, Dure Ahmed said that she had never been radicalized by her ex-partner, but that x27;she was just a stupid teenager in love.

She said in particular that she didn't like anything. was unaware of the atrocities he subsequently committed after arriving in Syria in 2012 from the UK.

At the time, El Shafee Elsheikh's group had beheaded Western hostages and released the videos on the Internet in 2014 and 2015.

In addition to the four Americans, two British aid workers, David Haines and Alan Henning, and two Japanese journalists, Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto, were massacred.

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Al-Roj camp for women and children in Syria near the border with Turkey and Iraq.

Dure Ahmed had said that she had already left him when she x27;is arrested with his children in Raqqa, the capitalde factoof the Islamic State caliphate created in 2014.

She had been detained from 2019 to 2023 in a camp for the wives and children of alleged fighters of the armed group in the region recaptured by Kurdish forces.

She also said that her partner had changed when she found him in Syria, that he was no longer the introverted man she had known and that #x27;he had beaten her when she lived with him and his second wife.

She had claimed that her husband did not had never revealed that he had joined the armed group and that she knew nothing of the organization's murderous ideology upon arriving in Syria.

With some information from CBC's Ashley Burke.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116