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An Australian known as Abu Jihad Al-Australi has been killed while fighting in Syria, according to social media reports.
A photo posted on Twitter allegedly shows the dead body of a man who resembles former Melbourne university student Suhan Rahman.
The 23-year-old is thought to have been in the war-torn nation for seven months.
His Facebook account reportedly contained messages of support for the Charlie Hebdo gunmen and threats to “spill blood” in Australia.
Rahman was previously the subject of an investigation by police due to a threat made against an Australian newspaper.
Victoria Police were investigating the threats, with a particular focus on one post that read: “theres no good left in u if none of u do something about the australian newspaper mocking our prophet peace be upon him. Don’t be cowards.”
The case is just the latest involving young radicalised Muslim men from Melbourne.
Last week IS propaganda claimed Melbourne teenager Jake Bilardi–who was among one of the latest suicide bombers that struck in Iraq’s Anbar province.
A propaganda image circulated on the Internet, claiming to show a suicide bomber dubbed Abu Abdullah al-Australi — Bilardi’s pseudonym — before he attacked an Iraqi army unit in Anbar province west of Baghdad.
The 18-year-old Bilardi was identified as the young man shown in an image published in December, holding an assault rifle in front of an IS flag.
It was later revealed he left materials for improvised explosive devices at his family home before going to Syria.
It is understood Bilardi’s family in Melbourne located the devices and alerted authorities.
In September, Numan Haider, 18, stabbed two policemen before being shot dead outside the Endeavour Hills police station in Melbourne’s south-east.
He had taken to radical Islam in the months before his death and authorities had taken his passport away from him.