Notorious Australian ISIS jihadi who was deported for plotting terrorist attacks is believed to have been assassinated in Syria
- Australian jihadi deported for plotting terror attacks believed to be dead
- Willie Brigitte moved to Australia in 2003 but extradited to France months later
- Intelligence believed he was planning to attack energy and military buildings
- Brigitte is believed to have been killed for switching allegiances between cells
- He has fought for both ISIS and Al Nusra, rival factions of Islamic extremism
A notorious Australian jihadi who was deported from the country for plotting terrorist attacks has vanished and is believed to have been killed in an act of retribution.
Willie Brigitte, a Guadeloupe-born man who was radicalised by Al-Qaeda and fought for the Taliban post 9/11, moved to Australia in 2003 but was deported back to France after few months.
Australian intelligence received information he was planning attacks against the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor, the national electricity grid and military buildings.
French terrorism experts now believe Brigitte, who has regularly switched allegiances between ISIS and rival terror group Al Nusra, was assassinated because of his most recent betrayal, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Brigitte is one of the first Australians to be charged with terror offences.
He married an Australian woman named Melanie Brown, a recent Islamic convert, after arriving in the country in order to extend his stay.
Brown, a former Australian Army member, was grilled by Brigitte over classified information about facilities including Pine Gap.
After first arriving in May, he was deported in October and arrested upon his arrival back in France. He was sentenced to nine years prison in 2007, but was released just three years later for good behaviour.
Brigitte returned to Syria in 2012 to fight for Al-Nusra, before switching allegiances to ISIS. The two rebel groups have similar ideologies but are in regular conflict because of different methodologies.
'I think he defected from IS after for some reason, deciding it was not the right group for him,' research director at the Center for Analysis of Terrorism in Paris Kevin Jackson told the Daily Telegraph. Read More
One dead and five injured in stabbing spree during mass brawl outside McDonald's before driver deliberately ploughed into four pedestrians
- Teenager arrested after allegedly going on a rampage through Perth suburb
- Two people were stabbed, one life-threatening, in brawl outside a McDonald's
- Half hour later four pedestrians were deliberately run over on a nearby street
- One victim died but police wouldn't say from which incident, five others hurt
One person is dead and five others injured after a teenager allegedly went on a rampage through a Perth suburb.
Two people were stabbed, one with life-threatening injuries, in a brawl involving a large number of people outside a McDonald's in Canning Vale.
Both were rushed to hospital after the incident at Livingstone Shopping Centre about 3.15pm on Thursday.
A 16-year-old boy was rushed to Fiona Stanley Hospital with serious injuries along with another hurt pedestrian.
Two others were taken to Royal Perth Hospital with less severe injuries.
Police confirmed one victim died but would not say whether they were caught up in the brawl or the car crash.
Witnesses said a teenage boy was handcuffed at the scene of the car crash and taken away for questioning by police.
Police said the two incidents were linked. More To Follow
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