Canadian man convicted of al-Qaida ties in North Africa returns to Canada

OTTAWA – A London, Ont., man jailed in North Africa for his alleged links to a terrorist group has returned to Canada.

While not referring to Aaron Yoon directly, the RCMP said Friday it was aware that a Canadian who had been jailed in Mauritania has returned home.

Yoon reportedly arrived in Toronto on Friday afternoon aboard an Air Canada flight.

The Mounties would not say whether Yoon was escorted by any of their officers.

Yoon was arrested in the Mauritania in December 2011 and sentenced to 18 months behind bars after being convicted of having ties to an al-Qaida-affiliated group.

He was released from prison there on Tuesday.

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