Foreign Ministry sources said that the person is currently in detention and an investigation is continuing. They said that the unidentified intelligence agent was not a citizen of “the coalition member country.” It was said that the unspecified country was contacted on the matter.
Neither the minister nor any other government official would name the country in question, however, sources close to the government said the person was a member of Canada’s intelligence agency.
Apart from the U.S. and EU countries, Canada, Australia, Gulf countries and several other Arab countries are taking part in efforts to wipe out the ISIS presence in Syria through airstrikes. The Canadian embassy in Turkey declined to comment on the issue. Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development had no immediate comment as of press time either.