U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria Kill Australians Linked to I.S.

  • Islamic State member Prakash killed in Mosul, Australia says
  • Shadi Mohammad killed in Syria along with Sudanese husband

Two Australians linked to the Islamic State terrorist group were killed last month in U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, the Australian government said.

Neil Prakash, who was linked to several planned attacks in Australia and had called for lone-wolf attacks against the U.S., was killed in Mosul on April 29, Defense Minister Marise Payne said in an e-mailed statement. He was considered to be Australia’s most prominent recruiter for Islamic State, according to the statement.

Shadi Jabar Khalil Mohammad, who recruited foreign fighters on behalf of Islamic State, was killed in an airstrike in Al Bab, Syria, a week earlier along with her Sudanese husband, Payne said.

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