Sydney Gunman Had History of Sexual Assault, Rage at Afghan War

December 15, 2014 9:33 PM

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The gunman killed when police stormed the Sydney cafe where he was holding hostages was an Iranian migrant with a record of violent crime who had expressed fury over Australia’s role in the war in Afghanistan.

Man Haron Monis died along with two of his captives in the the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in the early hours of Tuesday, after a 16-hour siege that had locked down much of Sydney’s business district. Four others were injured as police moved in after gunfire was heard inside the building.

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