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Ottawa - Canada Says Investigating Report That Canadian-Israeli Woman Captured In Syria

Published on: November 30, 2014 02:05 PM
By: Reuters
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Gill Rosenberg​ from White Rock, B.C., who emigrated to Israel, was reportedly the first foreign woman to join Kurds battling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. (Facebook)Gill Rosenberg​ from White Rock, B.C., who emigrated to Israel, was reportedly the first foreign woman to join Kurds battling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. (Facebook)

Ottawa -  - Canada is trying to confirm reports that a Canadian citizen has been captured in Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

“Canada is pursuing all appropriate channels” to seek further information and is in touch with local authorities, the spokesman said in a statement.

Israeli media reports, including Haaretz newspaper quoting a website associated with Islamic State, said a Canadian-Israeli woman, Gil Rosenberg, has been captured. The reports cited jihadist websites and have not been confirmed by Israeli officials.

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“I cannot confirm that and I hope that it isn’t true,” Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon told an Israeli television channel when asked about the reports.

Rosenberg, 31, told Reuters that she was in Syria in November. A source linked to the YPG, the Kurds’ dominant fighting force in northern Syria, said earlier this month that she was their first female foreign recruit and had crossed into Syria to fight Islamic State militants.



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 Nov 30, 2014 at 04:05 PM Applestein Says:

YAY Canada

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 Nov 30, 2014 at 04:26 PM Chachom Says:

Interesting, one of her Kurd friend fighters posted on her FP page that She is safe in Rojava, and also posted recent pics of her...

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 Nov 30, 2014 at 06:06 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Applestein Says:

YAY Canada

Why do you say that?...

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