23 Sep 2014

Australia's senior I.S. member was drug-abusing brothel tout

From Checkpoint, 6:23 pm on 23 September 2014

The ringleader of what police say was a plot to execute a random Australian and behead them on camera, was a drug-abusing brothel tout with underworld connections. Mohammad Ali Baryalei is Australia's most senior Islamic State leader who intelligence agencies say has recruited scores of local men onto the battlefields of Syria and Iraq.