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Zehra Duman

Zehra Duman Australian woman who traveled to Daesh territory

Australian woman who traveled to Daesh territory
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Intro Australian woman who traveled to Daesh territory
From Australia
Gender female
Birth 1993, Melbourne, Australia
Age: 27 years
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Zehra Duman (born 1993) is an Australian-born Turkish woman who traveled to Daesh territory where she married a jihadi fighter. Born in Melbourne, Duman is reported to have been a friend of Tara Nettleton and Khaled Sharrouf, who travelled from Australia to Daesh territory, with their five children, in 2014. Duman's online recruiting activities have been the subject of scholarly attention.

Duman married an Australian jihadist named Mahmoud Abdullatif, who was killed in action five weeks after their marriage.

Duman was described as an active recruiter of volunteers, who taunted Australian authorities to "catch me if you can". In "Fatal Attraction: Western Muslimas and ISIS" Anita PereŇ°in identified Duman as a female jihad supporter who claimed to want to personally undertake suicide mission or engage in combat.

Provocative photos Duman tweeted, of herself and four other women, clad head to toe in black, holding AK-47 rifles, and posing over an expensive sports car, have been widely republished.

In February 2019 the Australian Broadcasting Corporation obtained a video of Duman, where she described herself as the best friend of late Tara Nettleton, who died in 2015. In the video she said that Nettleton's three surviving children, Zaynad Sharrouf (19), Hoda Sharrouf (16) and Hamzah Sharrouf, remained in the Daesh-occupied territory, but that they were "fine", the last time she saw them.

On February 28, 2019, Dateline interviewed Duman's mother, who had recently heard from Duman. Duman's mother told Naima Brown of Dateline that, by 2017, Duman had grown disenchanted with Daesh, and wanted to come home to Australia, but couldn't because of Daesh's intense scrutiny of those living in its territory.

On March 14, 2019, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported that an Australian woman who declined to identify herself, but who was believed to be Duman, was staying in the al Hawl refugee camp, trying to return to Australia with her two children. She described a terrible shortage of food, and her fears her 6 month old daughter would starve to death. On October 7, 2019, Duman had her Australian citizenship revoked.

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