Aumar Alsorani

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Aumar Alsorani (born in Iraq) is a Canadian who was arrested in Irbil, Iraq on accusations that he was fighting in the Iraqi insurgency.[1]

Alsorani moved to Scarborough, Ontario in the 1990s and worked as a construction labourer.[1] On February 12, 2004, he travelled back to his native Iraq, ostensibly to visit his uncle in Sulaymaniya.[1] The Canadian Security Intelligence Service then sent an agent to speak to his friends in Toronto, and he was arrested the following month by Kurdish officials in northern Iraq.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Shephard, Michelle, Toronto Star, "Canadian detained in Iraq: Relatives say Kurds are holding him", March 25, 2004