Australia: Muslim who joined Islamic State reported killed, praised as ‘martyr’ and ‘hero’ online

A BANKSTOWN extremist identified as the latest Australian jihadist to be killed fighting for Islamic State’s terror army in Syria was last night being praised as a martyr by friends and supporters in Australia.

It is believed Ahmed Mohammed Al-Ghazzawi was killed by Syrian forces on Boxing Day.

Originally from Lebanon, Al-Ghazzawi lived in the Bankstown area before he travelled to join the brutal extremist fighters who have seized large swathes of northern Iraq and Syria in an increasingly bloody campaign to establish a caliphate.