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Anti-IS fighter arrives back in Aus, no charges confirmed

 Supplied undated image obtained Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 of Queensland man Ashley Dyball, also known as Mitchell Scott, who has been fighting alongside Kurdish forces battling Islamic State in Syria. Dyball is set to be deported back to Australia after being detained in Germany while on a break from the conflict zone in northern Syria.
Supplied undated image obtained Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 of Queensland man Ashley Dyball, also known as Mitchell Scott, who has been fighting alongside Kurdish forces battling Islamic State in Syria. Dyball is set to be deported back to Australia after being detained in Germany while on a break from the conflict zone in northern Syria. AAP Image - Facebook, Mitchell Scott

AN Australian man who was detained by police after returning home from fighting against Islamic State militants in the Middle East is understood to have been released without charge.

Ashley Dyball left Brisbane in May this year to join a Kurdish military campaign against IS in northern Syria, and was arrested in Germany earlier this week while taking a break from the battlefield.

Mr Dyball - also known as Mitchell Scott - touched down in Melbourne last night, where he was greeted by Australian Federal Police officers and questioned for several hours.

His lawyer Jessie Smith said he was "interviewed, released without charge pending further enquiry".

Comments on Mr Dyball's Facebook page state that he will return home to Brisbane later today.

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