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5 men plotting to join ISIS charged by Australian police



5 men plotting to join ISIS charged by Australian police
Five young men who were plotting to travel to Syria via a journey that would start in a small motor boat taking them to Indonesia and the Philippines to join terror group ISIS have been charged by Australian police.
The men, aged between 21 and 31, were charged on Saturday while preparing to enter a foreign country “for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities,” an offence that carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment according to Australian police.
Australian Attorney-General George Brandis told reporters on Sunday “their intentions to travel to the Middle East to engage in terrorist war fighting were known to the authorities,” and that their passports had earlier been cancelled.
The five, who were not named, were arrested days ago after towing the seven-meter motor boat
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