‘They will perish on the battlefield’: Defence Minister warns surviving Australian ISIS fighters they will not be spared

Australians fighting with ISIS in the Middle East have been issued a stern warning that they will ‘perish on the battlefield’ if they make a final stand.

Defence Minister Marise Payne said the coalition were seeking a ‘complete defeat’ of ISIS and that Australian jihadis in Syria and Iraq would be subject to the same fate, The Australian reports.

It comes as Islamic state’s ‘capital’ of Raqqa was reclaimed by US-backed forces last week after being seized by the terror group in 2014.

They should be shot on sight.