Australia Terror Plot Details

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High Grade Explosive. ISIS Connections. Gas Component.

Aug 4, 2017-A July 15 terror plot to bring down a Sydney to Qatar Etihad Airlines flight was foiled by Australian authorities, but it revealed a larger ISIS plot to attack more aircraft.

The Report by Australian Federal Police revealed a previously unknown hole in air cargo security.

ISIS successfully couriered several pounds of a military grade explosive via a Turkish air cargo flight to Australia. The attempt to weaponize the luggage of an unwitting passenger (a plotter's brother) was foiled when the bag's weight flagged it at the airport.

A followup plot was broken up with the arrest of four men, two of which will be arraigned by video today.

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