Police have arrested three men following a number of anti-terror raids in Sydney this morning.
The combined national police operation, which involved the raiding of a number of properties across Sydney, has led to the foiling of an alleged terror plot.
The NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) conducted raids in Sydney on Tuesday overseen by the AFP.
Police were targeting a group of people they allege support the Islamic State terrorist group.
Three men, aged 20, 23 and 30 have been arrested and are expected to be charged with terror related offences.
Police executed six search warrants across suburbs in western Sydney this morning.
AFP Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney revealed the men were allegedly planning to attack multiple locations.
“We will say that they had a number of targets, including police stations, defence establishments, embassies and councils, courts and churches,” Assistant Commissioner McCartney said.
The 20-year-old Greenacre man is expected to be charged with one count of acting in preparation for a terrorist act and one count of engaging in preparations for incursions into foreign countries for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities.UK Foreign Secretary Rules Out Joining Possible US Strike on Iran Over Nukes