Terrorists planned to blow up a plane flying from Australia
SYDNEY, 4 August. /TASS/. Participants in discovery in Australia of a criminal conspiracy planned to commit two terrorist to blow up the plane and spray poison gas. This was reported on Friday on a press-conferences the Deputy Commissioner of the Australian Federal police, Michael Phelan.
Terrorists planned to blow up the plane, Etihad Airways, flying on the route Sydney — Abu Dhabi. “We will argue in court that a homemade explosive device was planned to hide in the aircraft on 15 July,” he said.
In addition, the terrorists planned to carry out attacks using “highly toxic hydrogen sulphide,” said Phelan, calling the terrorists ‘ plans “the most sophisticated conspiracy ever uncovered in Australia”.
In turn, the Deputy police Commissioner of New South Wales David Hudson said that the suspects maintained contacts with militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) in Syria. “We contend that one of those arrested is the brother of one of the leaders of the IG in Syria and that he introduced another prisoner with the man we call the controller” — said the policeman.
Earlier, the representative of the Federal police reported that two of those arrested last week the inhabitant of Sydney will face court on Friday and that they will be charged with preparing terrorist acts with the aim of destroying passenger aircraft.
In the course held in Sydney July 29 a major operation to disrupt a terrorist plot were arrested four people. Subsequently, one of them was released, another remains in custody, but he still not charged with any crime.