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Australia's most wanted jihadist 'killed in US air strike' in Iraq

Australia's most wanted terrorist  - a  Melbourne-born former rapper who became the country's main recruiter of Isil fighters - has been killed in a United States air strike in Iraq.  The death of the 24-year-old Neil Prakash was welcomed by Australian officials, who said he encouraged numerous terrorist plots in both Australia and the US and has been actively recruiting extremists to travel to the Middle East. George Brandis, Australia’s attorney-general, confirmed the death, saying Prakash was a “very important, high-value target”. “We should be gladdened by this news because Prakash was the most dangerous Australian we knew of [fighting for Isil],” he told Sky News. “He was the principal Australian reaching back from the Middle East ... in particular to the terrorist networks in both Melbourne and Sydney.” Prakash, who was of Fijian and Cambodian descent, was a disaffected youth who wrote rap songs about sex and drugs  before he converted from Buddhism to Islam and travelled to the Middle East in 2013 to join Isil. He became known in Syria as Abu Khaled al-Cambodi. Explore Angkor Wat