A former ISIS fighter living in Australia has been stripped of citizenship.

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  • An individual has been stripped of Australian citizenship under anti-terror laws.
  • Unconfirmed reports identify Khaled Sharrouf as person of interest.
  • Sharrouf posed in pictures with severed heads of Syrian soldiers.
  • Sharrouf’s seven-year-old son was photographed while holding the severed head of a Syrian government official

Reports are circulating through Australia that an ISIS fighter had been living among Australian citizens. However, thanks to Australia’s recently implemented anti-terror laws, Australians may have just dodged a bullet. The ISIS fighter rumored to have been stripped of Australian citizenship is Khaled Sharrouf.

via SBS

Australian terrorist Khaled Sharrouf, who gained infamy after his young son was pictured holding a severed head, is believed to have been stripped of his citizenship.

A spokeswoman for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton told AAP on Saturday an individual had been stripped of citizenship under anti-terror laws which passed parliament in 2015.

She declined to name the person but the Australian reports it is dual-national Sharrouf.

He went to fight with Islamic State in Syria in 2013, a year after being released from prison for his role in a terrorism plot.

In 2015, there were unconfirmed reports Sharrouf had died in a drone strike in Mosul. However he continues to be the subject of an active arrest warrant

He gained infamy for posing in photographs with the severed heads of Syrian soldiers in 2014.

Sharrouf’s seven-year-old son was pictured holding up the severed head of a Syrian government official around the same time.

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