Australian criminal group sending militants for ISIL in Syria
A criminal group has been covertly sending would-be militants from Australia to join the ISIL Takfiri militants in Syria, local media reports.
A community member, a lawyer, an accountant and a “travel agent” were indicated in the report for alleged involvement in the secret operations, RT cited the Sydney Morning Herald as reporting on Sunday.
Also another person fabricated “fake international passports” for future militants, the report added.
The report, which was collected in accordance to freedom of information laws, contains personal information such as names , phone numbers, and the workplace of some of those involved in the case.
A police investigation revealed that one of the persons involved in the smuggling ring had previously attempted to leave the country with a large amount of money and another person had successfully managed to transfer money out of Australia through family members.
“The [Australia Federal Police] continues to investigate a number of people suspected of facilitating the travel of people to Syria, who are intending on engaging in the conflict,” said a police spokesman.
The report came amid Australia’s desperate attempts to find out how its young citizens are being recruited by Takfiri terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
On Thursday, reports surfaced that authorities were investigating the ISIL’s claims that an Australian teenage recruit had blown himself up in the Iraqi city of Ramadi.
On Wednesday, ISIL Takfiris released an image that purportedly shows a white four-wheel drive alongside an inset image of a teenager, who appears to be Jack Bilardi alias Abu Abdullah al-Australi, before he attacks an Iraqi army unit in the western city.
Last month, Canberra announced that nearly 100 Australians have been fighting alongside and backing terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria and have had their passports revoked.
The Takfiri militants that control large swathes of land in Iraq and neighboring Syria, have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations and crucifixions, against Iraqi communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians in areas under their control.