Australian arrested over Islamic State missile-design plot

Forensic experts collect evidence from a house in the Guildford area of Sydney as part of Australia’s largest ever counter-terrorism raid on September 18, 2014. (AFP/Saeed Khan)

 

Suspect was allegedly working to provide jihadists with long-range guided missile capabilities

The 42-year-old electrician was working alone and there was no domestic-related terror threat, Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said.

“We will allege he has utilized the internet to perform services for ISIL,” Colvin said, using an acronym for the jihadist group.

“Firstly, by researching and designing a laser warning device to help warn against incoming guiding munitions used by coalition forces in Syria and Iraq.

“Secondly, we will also allege that he has been researching, designing and modelling systems to assist the Islamic State’s efforts to develop their own long-range guided missile capabilities.”

Canberra has become increasingly worried about homegrown extremism and the terror threat level was raised in September 2014.

Full article: Australian arrested over Islamic State missile-design plot (The Times of Israel)

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