Australians in terror recruitment video

Pershmerga military at a Kurdish check point on June 14, 2014.  Photo: Dan Kirkwood
Pershmerga military at a Kurdish check point on June 14, 2014. Photo: Dan Kirkwood
An Islamist fighter, identified as Abu Muthanna al-Yemeni from Britain (R), speaks in this still image taken undated video shot at an unknown location and uploaded to a social media website on June 19, 2014. Five Islamist fighters identified as Australian and British nationals have called on Muslims to join the wars in Syria and Iraq, in the new video released by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Photo: REUTERS TV

An Islamist fighter, identified as Abu Muthanna al-Yemeni from Britain (R), speaks in this still image taken undated video shot at an unknown location and uploaded to a social media website on June 19, 2014. Five Islamist fighters identified as Australian and British nationals have called on Muslims to join the wars in Syria and Iraq, in the new video released by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Photo: REUTERS TV

A screen shot taken from Facebook. Photo: supplied

A screen shot taken from Facebook. Photo: supplied

A screen shot of an Australian Instagram account in support of ISIL. Photo: supplied

A screen shot of an Australian Instagram account in support of ISIL. Photo: supplied

A screen shot taken from Facebook. Photo: supplied

A screen shot taken from Facebook. Photo: supplied

A video which was posted online encouraging recruits to fight in Syria and Iraq featured two men who identified themselves as Australians.

Believed to have been made some weeks ago in Syria, the video, which has been reported by the ABC, featured an Australian by the name of Abu Yahya ash Shami and another by the name of Abu Nour al-Iraqi.

The mostly English language video titled "There is No Life without Jihad" was apparently posted online by members of the  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group which is fighting in Syria and Iraq and are threatening the capital Baghdad.

Australian and Americans are urged to join the fight by the men who say the reasons are "plenty". The video shows men carrying weapons walking bush and attending meetings.

Subtitles on the video indicate that Abu Yahya ash Shami who is believed to have come from Sydney was killed some time after the video was made.

This story Australians in terror recruitment video first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.