Australians in specialist Islamic State brigade made up of ‘poor’ fighters

Australian fighters in Syria are reportedly being trained to conduct terror attacks in the West and are serving in an English-speaking unit aimed at taking the Islamic State’s jihad abroad.

Intelligence agencies have identified about 10 Australians in the Anwar al-Awlaki Brigade, a specialist ISIL unit comprised of English-speaking jihadists, The Australian reported.

The brigade is reportedly made up of hundreds of foreigners, including Britons and Scandinavians, considered to be poor fighters and used instead as cannon fodder or for planning or personally conducting attacks outside Syria.

  • David Murrell

    Actually, I support the idea of using Enlidh-speaking Islamic Staters as cannon fodder. Nothing wrong with that.

  • Brett_McS

    “Australians” who are poor fighters? That would be Lebanese Muslims.

    • Heh;) I suspect we have a few “Canadians” among that crew as well.

    • Kiwi

      Those the guys who kept hitting on the girls on the beaches who wouldn’t look twice at the namby pamby mummy’s boys who can only harass in groups?

  • ismiselemeas

    Yeah, the moment they come up against a couple of true “diggers” they’ll piss their jilabahs and start crying for mummy.