Toowoomba teenager, 18, suspected of joining fight with Al-Nusra Front in Syria

aussie teenTHE family of a Queensland teenager who has reportedly fled to the Middle East to allegedly join al-Qa’ida-linked Al-Nusra Front in Syria have issued a public statement.

The parents, who have not been named, said they had no indication that the teenager was making plans to travel to the Middle East.

“However we now know that he is probably there,” the statement reads.

“We do not believe he is participating in fighting of any kind, nor do we believe he is supporting or participating in terrorist acts.