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Australian accused of fighting for Islamic State in Syria to be extradited to NSW

Australian accused of fighting for Islamic State in Syria to be extradited to New South Wales to face terror charges

  • Mohamed Zuhbi, 30, was arrested upon his return to Australia from Turkey 
  • Mr Zubhi allegedly recruited and helped foreign fighters travel to Syria 
  • He was extradited to NSW following his quarantine after arriving in Melbourne  

An alleged Islamic State fighter arrested upon his return to Australia from Turkey has been extradited to NSW to face terrorism charges.

Mohamed Zuhbi arrived in Melbourne on a flight from Turkey on May 8 and was taken into custody by counterterrorism authorities at the airport.

The 30-year-old travelled from Sydney to Turkey in 2013, and then allegedly on to Syria, where he recruited and helped foreign fighters travel to the area.

Mohamed Zuhbi was arrested in Melbourne (pictured) when he arrived from Turkey on May 8

Zuhbi has been extradited to NSW after completing quarantine in Victoria, and appeared before Sydney Central Local Court on Tuesday.

He has been charged with supporting a terrorist organisation, engaging in hostile activity overseas, supporting another person to engage in hostile activity overseas and entering a banned jurisdiction.

Zuhbi did not apply for bail and it was formally refused.

He will face court again on August 18.

Zuhbi is also wanted by US law authorities for multiple offences including conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country.

Mr Zuhbi (pictured) allegedly recruited and helped foreign fighters travel to Syria after leaving Australia

Mr Zuhbi (pictured) allegedly recruited and helped foreign fighters travel to Syria after leaving Australia

Mr Zuhbi was extradited to NSW after his quarantine period in Victoria (pictured, during his arrest at Melbourne Airport)

Mr Zuhbi was extradited to NSW after his quarantine period in Victoria (pictured, during his arrest at Melbourne Airport)

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