Australian man defends his actions fighting against Islamic State

2015-06-11 00:42:50 GMT2015-06-11 08:42:50(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

SYDNEY, June 11 (Xinhua) -- An Australian man fighting alongside Kurdish fighters against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria has defended his actions via social media, it was reported Thursday.

23-year old former international junior bench press champion Ashley Dyball, who uses the alias Mitchell Scott, said he was willing to give his life to stop IS.

"I can sit at home doing nothing with myself or I can stay here and help liberate the innocent children and women to give them a better chance at life that we all so luckily have," Dyball wrote on Facebook.

"The s--t you see here is nothing like you see on the bias news reports, the Islamic state must be stopped and if it means I can't come home f--- it."

Under Australian law, Dyball faces prosecution if he returns.

Dyball is thought to be fighting with the unit named The Lions of Rojava, based in northeastern Syria, the same group Australian fighter Ashley Johnston joined before he was killed in action in February.

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