3 men with alleged IS links arrested in Australia

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-02 11:17:45|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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SYDNEY, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Three male suspects with alleged links to Islamic State (IS) have been arrested in raids across Sydney in Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), the Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported on Tuesday.

The suspects, aged 20, 23 and 30, are expected to be charged with criminal offenses later in the day.

A police spokesperson confirmed that the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) was conducting operations in Sydney on Tuesday but said that there was no threat to public safety.

The arrests followed an investigation targeting a group of people alleged to support the IS terrorist organization, a police spokesperson told the AAP.

"There is no immediate threat to the safety of the community as a result of this activity."

Officers conducted six search warrants across Sydney's outer suburbs including Canada Bay, Chester Hill, Greenacre, Green Valley, Ingleburn and Toongabbie.

The JCTT comprises officers from both the NSW State Police and the Australian Federal Police.