Two arrested over Sydney terrorism plot

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Two arrested over Sydney terrorism plot

Australian Police have arrested two men who they say were planning to carry out a terror attack this week. A homemade Islamic State flag was found during a raid in Fairfield, a western suburb in Sydney. 
New South Wales state Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn told reporters on Wednesday that the men would have carried out the attack on Tuesday if they had not been arrested that day.
The men, aged 24 and 25 have been named in court documents as Omar Al-Kutobi and Mohammad Kiad. Counter terrorism officers were made aware of them after a tip-off and were forced to act immediately.
"When we did the search of the premises a number of items were located including: a machete, a hunting knife, a homemade flag representing the prescribed terrorist organisation IS (Islamic State) and also a video which depicted a man talking about carrying out an attack" said New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn.
The men were refused bail in a brief court appearance. They have been charged with undertaking acts in preparation or planning for a "terrorist" act.

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