men have been arrested as a part of Operation Appleby, a joining New
South Wales Police and Australian Federal Politice operation against
terrorist plots. The two new arrested brings the total number to 13.
of the plots including an attack on Sydney’s naval base at
don’t have any information that relates to a specific threat,”
said the deputy police commissioner Catherine Burn, adding that
police believed they had “disrupted something that may have
eventuated into something specific”.
group of people who came together with the idea the intent to carry
out something and they started to make preparations to,” Dep Comm
Salihi, 24, was arrested in Merrylands and Mohammad Alamoui,
20, was arrested in Bankstown, both Western Sydney suburbs.
Salihi is expected to be charged with making a document likely to
facilitate a terrorist attack, which carries a maximum sentence of 15
years in prison.
Alamoui is set to be charged with conspiracy to do an act in
preparation to commit a terrorist act, an offence that carries a
penalty of life imprisonment.