Police charge Canadian man with terrorism-related charges in absentia; said to be in Syria

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has charged an Ontario man with terrorism-related charges in absentia.

Ahmad Waseem, 27, is charged with facilitating a terrorist activity, participating in terrorist activity and leaving Canada to participate in the activities of a terrorist group.

The RCMP said Wednesday that Waseem went to Syria in November 2013 to fight for the Islamic State group.

There have been reports that he has died fighting in Syria, but the RCMP says it has no information to confirm that.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Waseem, and Interpol has been notified.