– ISIS NURSE ADAM BROOKMAN RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA
Australian Muslim convert from Sidney Adam Brookman, 39, a nurse who served with the Islamic State in Syria but said he was forced, after being injured in an airstrike and taken to a hospital controlled by the militants,.to work is thought to be returning to Australia.
Adam Brookman said he travelled to Syria last year to do humanitarian work, local media said (see also – WESTERN JIHADISTS ).
Police have not named the returning man but confirmed an Australian involved in the conflict had turned himself in.
Adamr Brookman would be the first person to return from Syria or Iraq since Australia made it a crime to assist militant groups in the Middle East. He may face arrest when he arrives at Sydney airport.
The Melbourne nurse told Fairfax Media in May that he had travelling to Syria in 2014 to use his nursing skills to help people caught in Syria’s civil conflict, but was then was forced to help IS.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) said the man’s return from Syria, via Turkey, was being managed “in co-operation with relevant local authorities”. It said he had not been charged but was under investigation for his activities in Syria.
Under Australia’s Foreign Fighters legislation, it may be enough to simply be in Syria or Iraq to face charges. The legislation has made it easier to ban terrorist organisations.
“His travel back to Australia has been negotiated between the individual, the AFP, Victoria Police, other Commonwealth Government agencies and international partners,” the AFP said.
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