Australian accused of fighting for extradition of Islamic State in Syria to NSW

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

  • Mohamed Zuhbi, 30, was arrested on his return to Australia from Turkey
  • Mr. Zubhi is said to have recruited and helped foreign fighters to travel to Syria
  • He was extradited to NSW after his quarantine after arriving in Melbourne

An alleged IS fighter arrested on his return to Australia from Turkey has been extradited to NSW on allegations of terrorism.

Mohamed Zuhbi arrived in Melbourne on a flight from Turkey on May 8 and was detained by counter-terrorism authorities at the airport.

The 30-year-old traveled from Sydney to Turkey in 2013 and then 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 was extradited to NSW after completing quarantine in Victoria and appeared in Sydney central court on Tuesday.

He has been charged with supporting a terrorist organization, engaging in hostile activities abroad, supporting another person in conducting hostile activities abroad, and entering a prohibited jurisdiction.

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

He will appear in court again on August 18.

Zuhbi is also wanted by US authorities for multiple crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder abroad.

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

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

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

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

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