A MELBOURNE male model has reportedly died while fighting alongside Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria.
Sharky Jama was reportedly living in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, held by IS militants, but was shot dead in Syria.
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The Somali Australian Council of Victoria said Jama's father, Dada, received a text message and phone call on Monday to say his son had died.
Dada Jama told SBS he believed the news when he tried to call his son's phone and it went straight to voicemail.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has not confirmed the death, saying its capacity to do so is extremely limited.