Head First

Head First

Lost In Syria
Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC2  |  May 15, 2013

When Australian kickboxing champion Roger Abbas was killed in mysterious circumstances in Syria in late 2012, it set off a chain of stories in the national media about Australian citizens heading over there to take part in the war - either as humanitarians or 'jihadists'. But why would born and bred Aussies like Roger want to put their lives on the line for a country they have no connection to?

When Australian kickboxing champion Roger Abbas was killed in mysterious circumstances in Syria in late 2012, it set off a chain of stories in the national media about Australian citizens heading over there to take part in the war - either as humanitarians or 'jihadists'. But why would born and bred Aussies like Roger want to put their lives on the line for a country they have no connection to?

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