Australian “ginger jihadi” killed in Syria

A Sydney teenager, dubbed the “Ginger Jihadi” has reportedly been killed in Syria.

It’s believed 18-year-old Abdullah Elmir died eight to ten weeks ago in the Syrian city of Raqqa during a bombing raid.

While his death has not been confirmed, there are claims Australian counter-terrorism agencies believe the teenager is likely to be dead.


Elmir caught the attention of Australia in October last year, after he appeared in a propaganda video where he threatened to decapitate tyrants and fly the black ISIL flag across the world.

“To the leaders, to (Barack) Obama, to Tony Abbott, I say this: these weapons that we have, these soldiers, we will not stop fighting, we will not put down our weapons until we reach your lands, until we take the head of every tyrant and until the black flag is flying high in every single land,” Elmir said in the video.

Elmir told his mother he was leaving for a fishing trip in June of 2014 before he turned up in the chilling IS video.