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Australia's Most Senior ISIS Member Reportedly Killed In Middle East

Mohammed Ali Baryalei recruited dozens of Australians to fight for ISIS.

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The ABC reported Baryalei's death on Wednesday, a month after he was allegedly involved in the planning of a Sydney beheading plot.

An arrest warrant for Baryalei was issued in the wake of a recent ABC 7:30 report which revealed him to be instrumental in recruiting foreign jihadis and named him as the most senior Australian among the ranks of ISIS.

#BREAKING: Australia's most senior Islamic State member, Mohammad Ali Baryalei, is believed to have been killed in the Middle East

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#BREAKING: Australia's most senior Islamic State member, Mohammad Ali Baryalei, is believed to have been killed in the Middle East

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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop speaking at the National Press Club said Australian authorities were looking to confirm his death.

Baryalei has a colourful past working in Sydney as a street preacher, part-time actor and nightclub security guard.

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