AFP issues arrest warrants for Australian Islamic State fighters Mohamed Elomar, Khaled Sharrouf, after gruesome beheading photographs published online

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PHOTO: (L to R) Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar(Supplied) MAP: Syrian Arab Republic

The Australian Federal Police has issued arrest warrants for the two most prominent Australians fighting for a banned terrorist group in Syria and Iraq, following the publication several days ago of gruesome photos of one of them brandishing severed heads.

There is deepening concern among intelligence agencies about the potential for the bloody Syrian and Iraqi civil wars to spill over onto Australia’s shores, with Attorney-General George Brandis saying the threat presented by returning Islamist fighters is the greatest threat to Australian security in years.

The ABC’s 7.30 program can reveal that the AFP has issued warrants seeking the immediate arrest of Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar for terrorism offences if they return to Australia.

The two Sydney men travelled to Syria and then Iraq late last year and joined…

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Repentant jihadist: They are defile Islam!

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A French citizen has confessed to have been recruited for jihad, who has brain washed in France, for whom he fought in Syria and what were the actions of jihadists, who did not understand where they are confused.

It aims to warn candidates what awaits jihad.

“Those people there are defile Islam”. These words are a 20-year-old, whom we decided to call Munir, who had gone to do jihad in Syria.

Once back in Roubaix, his native city, in the north of France, he has agreed to tell the whole story detailing his concerns with his holy war, from recruitment to return home.

His testimony was published in the newspaper “La Voix du Nord”. Through her, the young man wants warn peers, who think to go for jihad, or anyone who is trying persuade.

Everything started in Roubaix. There is recruited by preachers, “without the knowledge of families, the mosques and the state.” “I…

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British ISIS Islamist fighter threatens executions in Trafalgar Square

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British extremist Abu Rahin Aziz believed to be using the alias Abu Dugma al-Britani used Twitter to threaten that the Islamic State would capture Downing Street and hold executions in Trafalgar Square.

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A Brit fighting in Syria has vowed to bring terror to the UK – and stage public executions in London’s Trafalgar Square, the Sunday People reports.

Using the name Abu Dugma al-Britani, the fanatic has issued a series of chilling online vows to wage “holy” war on home soil.

The father-of-one, who claims to be fighting for ISIS , used Twitter to warn: “Downing Street will be a base for Muslims. Trafalgar Square is where public executions will take place. Army of Islamic State is coming.”

He bragged extremist forces were set to “conquer” America’s White House.

He demanded the release of jailed “Muslim brothers and sisters” in Britain.

And he warned David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa…

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Australian jihadists threaten soldiers over Twitter

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Mohammed Elomar. Photo: Facebook

Mohammed Elomar. Photo: Facebook

Australian Islamic extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria have again issued threats over social media.

Australian jihadists Mohamed Elomar and Khaled Sharrouf took aim at Australian soldiers serving in the middle East, Fairfax Media reported.

Elomar, a former boxer from Sydney, tweeted a photo of an Iraqi soldier apparently held hostage and beaten prior to execution. The caption read: “Look at the end of these Iraqi maliki dogs bunch of girls can’t wait to see a Australia soldier crying [sic] saying bakia.”

According to the report, ‘bakia’ means ‘he cries’ in Arabic and ‘maliki’ is used to describe the Shiite-led Nouri al-Maliki government.

Sharrouf responded to the tweet: “Allah… says ‘kill them where ever you find them’… terrorise the enemies of Allah.”

These threats come just days after the Australian Government expressed concern over the number of Australians who travel…

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‘We’ll take back Spain': Fighters claim ISIS to seize ‘occupied lands’

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A group of jihadists claiming to be part of ISIS have vowed to invade Spain along with all other “occupied lands” in a video posted on the web.


The men say Spain is the land of their forefathers and that they are prepared to die for their nascent Islamic State.

The video of two men claiming to be militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has taken the Spanish media by storm. The minute-long footage shows them speaking in Spanish, and saying that ISIS will take over Spain.

“I tell you, Spain is the land of our forefathers, and, Allah willing, we are going to liberate it, with the might of Allah,” says one of the men. He adds that the group won’t stop at Spain and intends to spread its Islamic Caliphate across the world.

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Video shows British terrorists executing prisoner in Syria ‘war crime’

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Video has emerged implicating British militants in Syria in an apparent war crime. 

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Footage uncovered by researchers at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) shows terrorist insurgents executing a prisoner, said to be a loyalist of President Bashar al-Assad.

The incident is thought to have happened in the last two weeks, near Raqqa in northern Syria, Sky news reported.

The footage was posted on the Instagram account of a man believed be from London.

The caption accompanying the video describes the prisoner as one of ‘Bashar [Assad's] dogs’ and says the execution was retribution for the deaths of four fellow militants.

The ICSR monitors the social media accounts of hundreds of foreign militants  inside Syria.

They believe the man that posted the video is part of a group of British terrorists, known as Rahat Al Tawheed, an affiliate of the terrorist group ISIL, which controls…

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