Mohammad Ali Baryalei: Government trying to confirm reports Australia’s most senior Islamic State terrorist killed

The Federal Government says it is trying to confirm reports that Australian Islamic State terrorist Mohammad Ali Baryalei has been killed while fighting in the Middle East.

Baryalei had been accused of masterminding a plot to kill random members of the public in Sydney and Brisbane, and had recruited dozens of Australians to fight with extremist groups in Iraq and Syria.

Authorities expressed caution. They had no evidence confirming his death.

h/t Suzanne