Australian IS fighter jailed trying to flee Syria
THE Australian Islamic State fighter who posted pictures online of his young son holding a severed head might have been jailed by the terrorist group while trying to flee Syria.
Khaled Sharrouf's mother-in-law told counter-terrorism officials of his imprisonment after returning from an attempt to bring back her grandchildren, according to News Corp.
Attorney-General George Brandis confirmed the government was aware of the claim.
In 2009, Sharrouf was jailed for nearly four years over a 2005 plan to carry out terror attacks in Australia.