Warrant issued for Australian IS doctor Tareq Kamleh

Tareq Kamleh (Facebook) Source: Facebook

Counter terror police have obtained a warrant for a doctor who left Australia to join Islamic State.

An arrest warrant has been issued for an Australian doctor who joined Islamic State militants.

Dr Tareq Kamleh worked in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia before being recruited to the extremist group and appearing in a recruitment video calling on Muslim health professionals in the West to join him in Raqqa in Syria.

The South Australian Joint Counter Terrorism Team obtained a warrant on charges he recruited for a terrorist organisation and entered a declared area.

"Should Dr Kamleh return to Australia, this warrant authorises law enforcement to arrest him immediately," Police said in a statement.

Source AAP

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