Targeted by U.S. Airstrike in April 2016
Prakash, also known as Abu Khaled al-Cambodi, was targeted and reportedly killed by a U.S. airstrike in Iraq in April 2016. However, months later, Australian Federal Police declared that the most senior Australian fighting with the terror group was “still alive” and warned that he was continuing to recruit online. Apparently wounded by the strike, Prakash crossed into Turkey using false documentation. It remains unclear as to why Prakash tried to leave ISIS-controlled territory. An extradition request from Australia is pending.
CEP has long tracked Prakash on various online platforms as he has worked to recruit Muslims to ISIS-held territory and incite them to violence domestically. Although some companies have made intermittent effort to ban Prakash, he proved resilient in maintaining his online presence on Twitter and other platforms.
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