Australian teen reportedly part of Iraq suicide attack

Islamic Extremism

Australia is looking into reports one of its teen was fighting alongside ISIL and carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq. The deadly attack happened in Ramadi this week. Australia’s Foreign Minister says that, if confirmed, the teenager would be yet another young Australian caught in the terror organization’s web. CCTV’s Greg Navarro reported this story from Sydney.

Australian teen reportedly part of Iraq suicide attack

Australian teen reportedly part of Iraq suicide attack

Australia is looking into reports one of its teen was fighting alongside ISIL and carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq. The deadly attack happened in Ramadi this week. Australia's Foreign Minister says that, if confirmed, the teenager would be yet another young Australian caught in the terror organization's web. CCTV's Greg Navarro reported this story from Sydney.

Highlights: 

  • The Australian government is trying to confirm reports that an 18-year-old Melbourne resident was among a group of ISIL suicide bombers that struck in Iraq.
  • The attack killed at least 17 people and wounded dozens more.
  • Australia’s Foreign Minister says that if confirmed, the teenager would be yet another young Australian lured by the terrorist organization. He will also become the third teenager to make news in Australia this month. Last week two Australian teens were stopped at Sydney’s airport apparently on their way to the Middle East to join the terrorist group.
  • Federal Authorities are working under the radar to identify people suspected of planning to join terrorist groups – and Australia has already revoked the passports of almost 100 people.