Australian police arrest 3 over alleged Daesh Sydney terror plot


July 02, 2019


  • One of those arrested is a 20-year-old accused of preparing a terror attack
  • The other two face up to 10 years in jail for their offences

Australian Federal Police (AFP) Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney (R) and New South Wales police assistant commissioner Mick Willing address the media over an alleged plot to attack police stations, embassies and defense facilities in Sydney on July 2, 2019. (AFP/Peter Parks)




SYDNEY – Police say three men have been arrested over an alleged Daesh group-inspired plot to attack several Sydney targets, including police and defense buildings, courts, churches and diplomatic missions.

Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney said Tuesday that a 20-year-old suspect is expected to be charged with preparing for a terrorist act and preparing to enter Afghanistan for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities on behalf of the Daesh group. He could be sentenced to life in prison if found guilty.

The two other suspects, a 23-year-old man and a 30-year-old man, could face sentences of up to 10 years in prison.

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