A girl gestures as she walks on the rubble of collapsed buildings at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad in Aleppo's district of Sukari June 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Hosam Katan)
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Around 150 Australians have fought with radical militants in Syria and Iraq, raising fears of a terrorist threat to Australia if the fighters return home, the foreign minister said on Thursday.Iraq's ambassador to Australia, Mouayed Saleh, said that Australians who fight for ISIL should be stripped of their citizenship.He welcomed Australia canceling passports of suspected militants and urged authorities to remain vigilant. He was not personally aware of any Australian fighting in Iraq.Australia sent 2,000 troops to support U.S. and British forces in the 2003 Iraq invasion.Lebanese-Australians have been overrepresented in jihadist violence both in Australia and Lebanon.
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