3 Manitoba students target of global search
Three missing University of Manitoba students are the subject of a massive investigation that has stretched all the way to the White House.
Ferid Imam, Muhannad al-Farekh and Miawand Yar all grew up in Winnipeg after their families moved to the city from other countries.
The three met and became friends at university but disappeared before completing their studies.
In 2007, they left the country together, destined for Pakistan via Europe, and dropped all contact with their families, according to a Globe and Mail report.
Search involves CSIS, RCMP, FBI
Since their mysterious disappearance, Canadian Security Intelligence Service agents and the RCMP counterterrorism unit have been interviewing other Muslim students on the U of M campus.
Shahina Siddiqui, executive director of the Islamic Social Services Association, said there is concern and even guilt among family members of the missing men, wondering if they could have done anything differently. (CBC)
“The Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States has dispatched agents to the Middle East as part of their hunt, and the young men have been the subject of secret briefings to U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama,” according to the Globe and Mail story.
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