Khaled Sharrouf Bio
Khaled Sharrouf (age 38 years) is a foreign fighter who in 2013 traveled to Syrian territory to fight in the Syrian Civil War on the side of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
|Khaled Sharrouf Quick Biography|
|Born||He was born on 23 February 1981|
|Siblings||Damour Sharrouf, Mustafa Sharrouf|
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Khaled Sharrouf was Born in Sydney, Australia, He was the first Australian dual-national to have his Australian citizenship revoked under anti-terror legislation passed in 2015.
Sharrouf posted an image to the Internet showing his seven-year-old son holding the severed head of a Syrian soldier, an act that was widely condemned. He was reportedly killed in June 2015, and again in August 2017, but his death has remained unverified.
Growing up in the 1980s, Sharrouf had a dysfunctional childhood, reportedly living a troubled youth filled with crime and mental illness.
He was abandoned by his father for a period. During his teens, he both used and dealt drugs. He did not grow up as a practicing Muslim. Dr. Jamal Rifi, a local GP, said that Sharrouf was initially diagnosed as having depression, but later believed that it was schizophrenia.
Imam Sheikh Taj El-Din Hilaly described Sharrouf “as an empty vase, which could be filled with anything, and it was filled with rubbish ideology.”
He was arrested at his home in Wiley Park along with eight others during an Australian anti-terror investigation code-named Operation Pendennis.
He was imprisoned for four years and released on parole in 2009 after a judge and psychiatrist “cautiously believed” that he would “abandon his radical beliefs.” Sharrouf was involved in planning the 2012 Sydney protests regarding the film Innocence of Muslims.
Sharrouf traveled from Sydney Airport to ISIL-controlled territory on 6 December 2013 using his brother’s passport. He later joined the group in 2014.
His activities received wide coverage in Australia in August 2014 after he posted a photo of his son holding a severed head. The incident was condemned by Australian leaders and by the public.
The incident raised concerns about Australian Muslims being recruited for terrorist activity abroad, and the possibility that the recruits would return to Australia and conduct attacks.
Sharrouf was reported to have been killed on 19 June 2015 by a drone strike. His death was not confirmed, and later reports suggested that he was still alive. The Australian government was unable to confirm his death.
With Mohamed Elomar, Sharrouf posted photographs of severed heads or dead and mutilated bodies. In February 2017, he was the first person to have his Australian citizenship revoked under new anti-terror laws passed in 2015.
On 11 August 2017, he was reported to have been killed by a coalition airstrike while driving near Raqqa, Syria, along with two of his sons.
When questioned, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton said that Sharrouf’s death would be nothing to mourn.
Khaled Sharrouf Wife, Children, Personal Life
Sharrouf was married to Tara Nettleton, an Australian woman. In 2014 she brought to the Islamic State, their five children: Zaynab Sharrouf, Hoda, Abdullah, Zarqawi, and Hamzah.
A family friend, Robert van Alst, said that Nettleton had died in 2015, while her mother, Karen Nettleton, said she had only learned of her daughter’s death around February 2016.
Nettleton is believed to have died in Syria following complications from appendix surgery. Sharrouf’s eldest daughter Zaynab Sharrouf was married to an ISIL jihadist at 14 years old.