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Jihad boy poses with assault rifle in ISIS propaganda photo. He is 13 year old Younes Abaaound, reported to have travelled to Syria with his 27-year-old brother, Abdelhamid, earlier this year.

Law enforcement officials in Canada are planning to pilot a program to prevent wannabe jihadis from leaving the country and heading to Syria, according to Reuters.

The de-radicalization program, called “Prevent,” is currently being tried out in Britain, and was started after the 2005 bombing attacks by four terrorists that left 52 dead and more wounded.

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In Canada, officials plan to counsel would-be jihadists and help find them gainful employment as well.

The program is seen as particularly urgent in Ottawa, given last week’s terror attacks in which converts to radical Islam murdered two Canadian soldiers. Canadian authorities intend to pair the program with traditional counter-terrorism methods, and use the integrated result as a means of keeping track of potential killers and hopefully preventing attacks.

The Canadian program is tentatively set to be launched by the end of this calendar year.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.