The Australian man who was killed in Syria last week was
allegedly fighting for al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra,
media reports say.
Yusuf Ali and his wife Amira Ali from Granville in Sydney
were killed in the war-torn country amid infighting between
Court documents filed late last month allege Mr Ali was in
Syria to "engage in hostile activity", the ABC reported on
It is alleged that a Sydney man helped Mr Ali enter Syria
"with the intent to engage in a hostile activity, in
particular engaging in armed hostilities".
An unnamed friend of the couple, who were both 22, has
reportedly told the ABC that before Mr Ali left for Syria
last year he had said he was going to fight alongside
Mr Ali also reportedly told friends that he would not be
returning to Australia or the United States, were it is
reported that he was born.
Following their death, tributes to the pair on Facebook
claimed they had been "martyred".
"Please everyone make dua for my sister Amira Ali and brother
Inlaw Yusuf. They hav been martyred," a post from Saturday on
the Mujahidah Lioness page states.