Reports of a mysterious sniper taking out Islamic State leaders gained national attention over the weekend. As of Monday, another prominent Islamic State recruiter has reportedly been killed.
Neil Prakash, who came to be known as Abu Khaled al-Cambodi, was an Australian-born terrorist linked to courting young people to come and fight for the terrorist group in Syria, Mirror reported.
It was not long after Prakash arrived in Syria in 2013 that he became a crucial player in advancing the conglomerate now known as the Islamic State. Prakash appears prominently in one of the group’s propaganda videos, urging fellow Australian “brothers” to rise up against their government.
The Islamic State listed him in recruitment handbooks as a contact person for young radicals hoping to join the terror cult.
Julie Bishop, foreign affairs minister to the U.K., told parliament that he had “sought to commission violent terrorist acts, including in Australia, and to recruit others, including young Australian women and girls, to travel to Syria and Iraq to join the Daesh terrorists.”
Though IS has confirmed Prakash’s death, as of Monday morning, the Australian government has yet to confirm his passing.
According to Mirror, the office of the attorney general George Brandis said the government “cannot confirm reports of the death of Neil Prakash at this