National News

Canadian terror suspect reported killed

By The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Reports from Lebanon say that a Lebanese-Canadian, who has been on the FBI's most-wanted list of terror suspects, has been killed in Syria.

One media report published online says Faouzi Ayoub was killed in an ambush by members of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo last week.

Ayoub, 48, was a commander of the Islamic militant group Hezbollah, which Canada and the United States have classified as a terrorist organization.

Before moving back to Lebanon, Ayoub lived in Toronto and Dearborn, Mich.

In a 2009 U.S. indictment, he was accused of using a fake passport in an attempt to enter Israel and conduct a bombing on behalf of Hezbollah.

Ayoub, who was also known as Fawzi Ayoub, was arrested in June 2002 in the West Bank city of Hebron and was held as an accused "illegal fighter." He was later released in a 2004 prisoner swap.

Foreign Affairs could not be reached for comment late Monday.

_ With files from The Associated Press.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Tunisians hold landmark presidential election
 
Ailing Rob Ford signs bobbleheads
 
Amnesty report: Turkey strained by Syrian refugees
NDP accused of trying to stifle conflicts
 
Radon gas can seep into home, cause lung cancer
 
Police find mom of baby abandoned in Sydney drain
The New Mayor and Councillors
 
Iran: Nuclear talks may focus on an extension
 
As snow ends, roof collapses, floods are concerns

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 20 edition online now. Browse the archives.