1. Australian govt trying to confirm deaths of two citizens who fought for Islamic State

Australian govt trying to confirm deaths of two citizens who fought for Islamic State

The Australian government is checking reports of militant deaths in Iraq to confirm if the two citizens who went to fight for Islamic State (IS) have been killed.

By: | Published: June 23, 2015 1:31 PM

The Australian government is checking reports of militant deaths in Iraq to confirm if the two citizens who went to fight for Islamic State (IS) have been killed.

According to BBC, media in Australia reported that Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar were killed in Iraq while fighting.

The duo came to public notice when pictures of severed heads were posted on their social media accounts last year.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said that the government was close to verifying on the deaths.

According to reports, sources close to the families of the two men said they were recently killed either during fighting or in a drone strike.

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