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Intelligence experts: Australians will be safer if ISIS fighters are allowed back into the country

Intelligence experts have said Australians would be safer if jihadi fighters who travelled from Australia were allowed to return home.

Agencies including the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) reportedly told the federal government it would make it easier for authorities to monitor them if they were permitted to live in Australia.

At least 230 Australian Muslims travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside ISIS since 2012. About 95 of those were reportedly killed in combat.

Presently, jihadi fighters can be prevented from returning to Australia for up to two years if they pose a threat to the community.


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