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Australia Iraq Syria

15 Australian militants dead

27 Aug, 2014

Australia’s intelligence chief says at least 15 Australian fighters have been killed in Iraq and Syria, including two suicide bombers:

The draw of foreign fighters to Syria and Iraq is significant and includes more Australians than any other previous extremist conflicts put together

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) believes the number of citizens posing a potential security threat has increased substantially:

ASIO believes there are about 60 or so Australians fighting with the two principal extremist Al-Qaeda derivatives, Jahabat-al-Nusra and the Islamic State in Syria or Iraq.