Fijian Cambodian Islamic State terrorist Neil Prakash has reportedly been killed in a US military air strike in Iraq.
Prakash - described as “Australia’s most wanted terrorist” – was a former Bhuddist who lived in Melbourne before becoming a Muslim and travelling to Syria.
He was the most senior figure in Islamic State, with Australian describing as him the IS’s most active recruiter.
Prakash’s death brings to an end more than a year of what was a very high profile driving Islamic State's ideology into Australia.
It remains unclear if he was active in Fiji.
Prakash was a high-value target because of his prominence as a recruiter not just for his native Australia but in other countries as well.
He had starred in one of the jihadist group's promotional videos. He was linked to multiple extremist plots in Australia, and also to calls for lone-wolf attacks in the United States.
He was regarded as an enemy combatant under international law and is understood to have been on a so-called "kill list".
He is believed to have been involved in influencing the alleged Mother's Day pipe bomb plot in Melbourne last year, last year's alleged Anzac Day plot in Melbourne and the recent alleged Anzac Day plot in Sydney.
He also helped radicalise Numan Haider, who was shot dead in Melbourne after attacking two policemen with a knife.