Accused Sydney terror recruiter fronts court

THE CASE against alleged terrorist recruit Hamdi Alqudsi is being heard in a Sydney court, nearly a year after his arrest.

Alqudsi is facing charges relating to organising travel and contacts for six or seven Australians to join terrorist organisations in Syria.

More than 100 pages of phone tap records have been tendered as part of the case.


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The commonwealth prosecutor has asked Downing Centre Local court to concentrate on the telephone intercepts as part of its case.

The Commonwealth will also tender screen shots from Alqudsi’s phone during the committal hearing, which it says will establish a relationship between him and the men who went overseas.

Alqudsi was arrested at his western Sydney home last December after a four-month investigation by federal and NSW Police.

Now free on bail, he sat quietly in the back of the court on Friday.

He was the first person to be charged under the Foreign Incursions Act since the Syrian conflict began.

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