An Australian soldier has reportedly been killed while
fighting with rebels in Syria.
The infantry soldier died two months ago after he travelled
to Syria to fight against the war-torn country's regime, the
The Australian Defence Force directed inquiries about the
man's death to the attorney-general and Australian Federal
Police, who have not yet confirmed the report.
It's unclear whether the man was a reservist or a full-time
He's believed to be the first serving member of a Western
army to be killed while fighting with the rebels.
Several Australians have already been killed in Syria while
providing humanitarian aid or fighting with rebel groups.
Sydney man Yusuf Ali and his young wife Amira were reportedly
killed during fighting between rebel factions near Aleppo in