The Department of Foreign Affairs is urgently investigating reports of an Australian killed in an airstrike in southern Lebanon.
Sydney man Ibrahim Bazzi, 27; his wife, Shorouk Hammoud; and his brother, Ali Bazzi; were killed in an overnight raid on the town of Bint Jbeil, according the Lebanese National News Agency and other local media.

Ibrahim had travelled to the town to visit his wife, who recently acquired her Australian visa and was planning to move to be with her husband.

Sydney man Ibrahim Bazzi.
Sydney man Ibrahim Bazzi. (Supplied)

The government-run news agency claimed an Israeli warplane was responsible for the airstrike, which it said destroyed the al-Dawra neighbourhood home and injured a fourth person.

9News has been unable to confirm whether the missile was fired by the Israel Defence Forces.

Multiple family members and friends told 9News they were informed early this morning and were devastated by the news. 

Ibrahim moved to Australia in 2021 and was living in Bexley in the Sydney’s south with his sister and brother-in-law.

Sydney man Ibrahim Bazzi, 27, had travelled to the town of Bint Jbeil in Southern Lebanon to visit his wife, Shorouk Hammoud. (Supplied)

He was working as a labourer before he was promoted to site supervisor.

His brother-in-law will be travelling to Lebanon tonight to be with their family.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is urgently working to confirm the reports.

“The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is aware of reports an Australian citizen has died in Lebanon and is seeking confirmation,” a spokesperson said.

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