Media reports said that ISIS terrorist Khaled Sharrouf and his two sons had been killed in Syria, The Guardian reported on Wednesday.
The ABC and the Australian reported government officials as confirming Sharrouf – who fled Australia in 2013 to join extremist forces – and his sons Abdullah and Zarqawi were killed in a coalition air strike while driving near Raqqa on 11 August.
Photos of Sharrouf’s dead body and the bodies of his sons had been seen by members of Australia’s extremist community, the ABC reported.
Sharrouf was first reported to have been killed in 2015 in a drone strike in Syria, but it was later reported that he had been making threatening calls to people in Sydney over attempts by the NSW Crime Commission to seize his house.
Sharrouf’s wife, Tara Nettleton, is thought to have died in Syria in September following an appendix operation.
The pair had five children: Zaynab, 15; Hoda, 14; Abdullah, 12; Zarqawi, 11; and Hamzah, six.
Zaynab was married to another ISIS terrorist, Mohamed Elomar, who is also believed to have died in an air strike last year.