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Australian man may be suicide bomber in Syria


An Australian man is suspected of carrying out a suicide bombing attack in Syria on behalf of the proscribed terror group the al-Nusrah Front. Photos of the suspected bomber with his face blurred out have been circulating on social media websites as community members in Australia attempted to verify his identity. Some sites were reporting … Continue reading

Australians working for al-Qa’ida in Arabian Peninsula


Intelligence agencies have identified several Australian citizens they believe are working with al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula, amid warnings for all Australians to immediately leave Yemen ahead of a possible terrorist strike. Officials yesterday began contacting Australian passport-holders known to be in the troubled country who they fear could become victims of a terrorist attack. … Continue reading

Australian Muslims fighting in Syria now pose a threat on the streets of Sydney


The rising risk posed by Australians returning from the battlegrounds of Syria has forced NSW police to increase their operational intelligence-gathering and community engagement programs to counter the threat. The chief of the NSW Police Counter Terrorism Command, assistant commissioner Peter Dein, said yesterday authorities were disturbed about a “large number” of individuals suspected of … Continue reading

Australian hostage freed by Al-Qaida group in the Philippines after 15 months


The family of Australian Warren Rodwell are “enormously relieved” after he was freed by his captors in the southern Philippines after almost 15 months. Mr Rodwell, from Sydney, was taken hostage by notorious al-Qaida-linked group Abu Sayyaf on December 5, 2011. Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr confirmed he was released from captivity on the island … Continue reading

Australia places Syria group on terrorist list


The Al-Nusrah Front was little known before the Syria uprising but has since become a major part of the insurgency. The Australian government has placed a prominent Sunni Islamist group fighting the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria on its terrorist blacklist. Foreign Minister Bob Carr has announced Australia will list the Al-Nusrah Front as … Continue reading

July 7 2005 Terrorists attack London transit system at rush hour


On July 7th 2005, bombs were detonated in three crowded London subways and one bus during the peak of the city’s morning rush hour. The synchronised suicide bombings, which were thought to be the work of Al-Qaeda, killed 56 people including the bombers and injured another 700. It was the largest attack on Great Britain … Continue reading

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