Australian ISIS fighter ruined his five children’s chances of being saved from Syria by begging to be rescued with them – before they were incinerated by an airstrike

Australian ISIS fighter Khaled Sharrouf may have ruined his children’s last chance at making it back to Australia after an attempt to smuggle them out of Syria last year was botched when he insisted on coming with them.

A smuggler with ties to Islamic State told The Australian earlier this year he had been in contact with Sharrouf’s late wife’s parents, who were desperate for the return of their grandchildren.

The man, known as Abu Jassem, told the paper Sharrouf was ‘really crazy’, and had intended to escape the Middle East but not return to Australia.