(AFP) ISIL terrorist group has announced the death in Syria of an Australian ‘jihadist’ convicted over a 2005 plot to bomb the Melbourne Cricket Ground, in a new English-language magazine.

Ezzit Raad, who travelled to the Middle East after serving time in jail, died fighting for ISIL in Manbij near the battleground city of Aleppo in northern Syria, according to the online propaganda magazine Rumiyah released on Monday.

The first edition also featured calls for lone-wolf attacks in the West, singling out targets in Australia in a biography of the Australian ‘jihadist’ of Lebanese origin, also known as Abu Mansur al-Muhajir.

The 38-page magazine was released simultaneously in seven languages, including English, French, German, Russian and Turkish.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said last week that more than 60 Australians have so far been killed in Iraq and Syria, while around 200 people back home had been investigated for supporting militant groups.

Ten attacks have been foiled in Australia since the country raised its alert level to high in 2014, he said, but three have taken place, including the murder of a police employee in Sydney in October.

Officials announced last week that Australia would start targeting ‘jihadist’ support and logistics resources in Iraq and Syria, as it broadens the scope of its air war on IS as part of a US-led multinational coalition.

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Mrk Kczr
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Mrk Kczr

would be nice you post links to such materials, it is a pain to find them on your own

Miguel Castelo Branco
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Miguel Castelo Branco

GOOD, less one

jojo
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jojo

I did a bit of quick research on him and found that he was able to leave Australia for Serbia in early 2013 (a September 19, 2014 article on him had his family saying he went to Syria 18 months before). So obviously he was not kept in jail very long for the bomb plot in 2005. Australia had no problem with him using its airport/airlines.

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

You’ve got efficient radiography and thermography systems in airports nowadays…
And you can bet australians prefer to know such morons out of the country