Police swoop on Sydney, Brisbane homes in terror raids


Australian Federal Police officers detain a suspect in Sydney after Australia’s largest ever counter-terrorism raids. Picture: AFP

A SERIES of anti-terrorism raids were sparked by intelligence reports that Islamic State supporters were planning a public execution in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.

Details of the alleged, planned attack have emerged in the wake of the biggest anti-terrorism operation in Australia’s history, involving up to 800 police and ASIO officers in co-ordinated raids across Sydney and Brisbane this morning.

Two men have been charged following the raids after 15 people were arrested.

Written by Paul Maley and Dan Box
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