Mohammad Ali Baryalei, alleged to be the most senior Australian involved in the ISIS conflict in Iraq and Syria, reportedly died four or five days ago. He has been accused of recruiting Australians to fight together with ISIS forces.
The Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop, was however, unable to confirm the news of his death. While speaking at the national press club, Bishop said: “The Australian government will of course pursue the details of this matter. We are currently seeking to verify those reports. So I can’t confirm at this stage.”