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Australia disrupts ‘sophisticated’ plot directed by the Islamic State

Australian authorities say they broke up an especially “sophisticated” Islamic State plot in late July. The so-called caliphate wanted to bring down an airliner using an improvised explosive device (IED). The Islamic State even shipped the IED components to the suspects in Australia. The accused men were also allegedly experimenting with a bomb intended to disperse hydrogen sulfide.


Malaysian man who ‘used Australia as step-off point for sending fighters to join ISIS terrorists in Syria’ arrested after being deported


Counterterrorism police arrested Omar Ammouche, 33, and Jibryl Almaouie, 21, in southwest Sydney as part of an ongoing investigation; Ammouche is said to be an associate of Islamic State jihadist Khaled Sharrouf. Melbourne Airport reopened after being evacuated due to a security threat.