30 Apr '17, 7am

Australia probes video showing ISIS fighter's son wearing suicide vest

SYDNEY (AFP) - Police in Australia said on Sunday (April 30) they were investigating a report that the eight-year-old son of a notorious Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighter was filmed wearing a suicide vest and threatening to kill its nationals. The footage was allegedly of the youngest son of Khaled Sharrouf, who in February became the first Australian to be stripped of his citizenship under anti-terrorism laws. The young boy was recently filmed holding two guns and a knife and making threats as a voice off-camera asked him, "How do you kill an Australian?" Sydney's Sunday Telegraph reported. Sharrouf, who left Australia for Syria in 2013 with his family, made international headlines in 2014 when he posted an image on Twitter of another son holding a severed head. "The NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) is aware of a video emanating from the Middle East de...

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