Australia agencies to confirm reports of teenager killed in Iraq
Melbourne: Australian security agencies are trying to confirm reports of another teenager been killed in Iraq while fighting alongside dreaded IS group.
A latest report has emerged about a 19 year old teenager Irfaan Hussein from Melbourne who according to his family died while fighting with members of Islamic State (IS) in middle east, according to ABC news.
The report said that Hussein attended Lyndale Secondary college at North Dandenong in Melbourne with the 18 year old Abdul Numan Haider who was shot by police last year for stabbing two police officers outside Endeavour Hills Police station in Melbourne’s south-east.
Hussein is said to be the fourth Victorian to be killed by while fighting for IS in the Middle East in the past three months.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the department’s ability to follow up reports of deaths in either Iraq or Syria was “severely limited”.
“If this report is correct he will be one of more than 30 Australians killed in this terrorist cause,” she said in a statement.
“It is profoundly disturbing that young Australians are being lured to their death by this barbaric terrorist organisation. The Australian government is taking action to prevent the flow of terrorist fighters and funds to Daesh (Islamic State), she added.
“The latest news has come after few weeks after it was reported that another Melbourne teenager, Jake Bilardi, was killed in a series of suicide bombings coordinated by Islamic State in Iraq,” Bishop said.
Asking its nationals not to travel to Syria or Iraq, the minister said “Not only are they putting their own lives in mortal danger, they are adding to the suffering of the people of Iraq and Syria.”
Hussein attended Lyndale Secondary College at North Dandenong in Melbourne with the 18 year old Abdul Numan Haider who was shot by police in September last year after stabbing two police officers outside the Endeavour Hills Police station in Melbourne’s south-east.