Two arrested in counter terror operation

TWO men have been arrested by a Sydney counter-terrorism police team.

The 20-year-old was arrested at his house in Regent’s Park on Tuesday afternoon accused of having a number of documents facilitating a terrorist attack.

Authorities claim the planned attacks were likely linked to the government.


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A 21-year-old Marsfield man was also arrested for breaching a control order.

Australian Federal Police deputy commissioner Michael Phelan said there was no specific terrorist threat.

“This is part of ongoing activity,” he said.

The terrorism threat level remains high, meaning a terrorist attack is likely, but not imminent.

The arrests have been made under Operation Appleby, the country’s largest counter-terrorism investigation.

The operation was behind the massive number of raids across New South Wales back in September, which saw several arrests.

They come after Prime Minister Tony Abbott saying there’s intelligence from security agencies of increased “chatter” among terrorist sympathisers.

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