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Australians continue to make their way to the front lines of the conflict with I-S. One Melbourne man has just returned from working with Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. He was questioned by the Australian Federal Police but faces no charges.
By
Roza Germian

26 Sep 2015 - 4:26 PM  UPDATED 24 Sep 2015 - 7:58 PM
Listen to the interview in Kurdish here.

While hundreds of Kurdish youth are leaving the Kurdistan Region, Diyar Uthman did the opposite. In conversation with SBS Kurdish Radio, Uthman explains why he left the safety of Australia to work with the Peshmega forces in their fight against the self proclaimed organisation Islamic State (I-S).

Interview in English

He said he was interrogated back in April at the airport by the Australian Federal Police, for a period of five hours, but he was confident Austarlian authorities had the right information: "they know where I've been and what I was doing."