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Australian police probe Labor Party member over Syria conflict

Jan 26, 2015    

PERTH, January 25 (Reuters) - Australian police said on Sunday they were investigating a former trade union official and member of the Australian Labor Party following reports that he has travelled to Syria to join the fight against Islamic State militants.The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported that Matthew Gardiner, 43, has left for Syria where he intends to join Kurdish fighters battling against the Islamists.The Australian Federal Police confirmed to Reuters that Gardiner is under investigation but declined to comment further.A spokeswoman for United Voice, a labour union that represent...

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