Naval base a terror target as two arrested in Australia operation

Police in Sydney on October 3, 2015Two men were arrested on Wednesday during a counter-terrorism operation in Sydney, with a key Australian naval base among locations they were allegedly targeting, police said. Following the latest raids, a 24-year-old faces charges of making a document likely to facilitate a terrorist attack and another man, 20, with conspiracy to “do an act in preparation to commit a terrorist act”. New South Wales police Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn said the latest arrests related to evidence gathered late last year when 15 people were taken into custody and an alleged plan to kidnap and behead a member of the public was uncovered.

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