The Australian Security and intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has released details that show that jihadist tourists looking for a fight in the Middle East are dying just as quick as they get there.
Make you wonder if we have done the right thing in stopping these scumbags buggering off for a jihadist adventure.
It seems it is a one way trip to “paradise”.
Australians going to fight with extremist groups in the Middle East are dying as fast as they are arriving, meaning that the total number of fighters has remained stable at about 70, security agency ASIO has revealed.
ASIO deputy director-general Kerri Hartland told a Senate hearing on Thursday that the organisation knew of at least 20 Australians who have now been killed in Syria and Iraq while fighting with groups such as the Islamic State.
“The overall number of Australians currently fighting with or supporting Islamic extremist groups in Syria and Iraq has remained consistent over recent months,” Ms Hartland said.
“However, this does not reflect a reduction in the number of Australian travellers. Instead it reflects the relatively high casualty rate for Australians, with the numbers of new arrivals roughly keeping pace with the fatalities.”