TWO Lebanese-Australian father and son teams planned ‘chilling ISIS-inspired plot to kill passengers on plane with deadly GAS released from a bomb disguised as a meat-mincer’
- Lebanese-Australian father and son duos were reportedly the men arrested
- Fresh details have emerged about an alleged terrorist plot to blow up a plane
- Islamist cell allegedly planned to bring down international flight with explosive
- Police raided homes in Sydney’s Surry Hills, Lakemba, Punchbowl and Wiley Park
- Malcolm Turnbull said extra security measures taken at airports across Australia
A family of alleged extremists are accused of planning an ISIS-inspired plot to bring down a commercial plane by gassing passengers before detonating a bomb made out of a meat mincer.
Two Lebanese-Australian father and son teams were reportedly the four men arrested after dramatic raids across Sydney on Saturday afternoon.
While the full extent of the alleged conspiracy is not yet known, the men may have planned to detonate a homemade bomb on a flight from Sydney to the Middle East, possibly Dubai, according to Seven News.
They allegedly planned to gas passengers aboard an aircraft in a plan orchestrated by ISIS militants in Syria, The Australian reported.
The paper was told the four, who are all related, allegedly made a ‘non-traditional’ device designed to kill passengers with a sulphur-based gas.
A kitchen mincer is believed to be among the everyday items the alleged attackers used to form a lethal device, according to the Herald Sun.
The apparatus was reportedly ‘ready to go’ as counter-terrorism police stormed properties across the city’s west and inner-east.
Scroll down for video
Two father and son duos are reportedly the four men accused of plotting to bring down a plane departing from Sydney with a homemade bomb. Pictured: One of the men detained by police
One of the accused is pictured with a bandaged head following his arrest on Saturday night
Australian Federal Police at the check-in at Sydney Airport on Sunday as part of heightened security measures across the country
Police standing by at Sydney Airport following the dramatic raids on Saturday afternoon
The accused, whose names are known to Daily Mail Australia but not yet confirmed by police, were arrested in the simultaneous raids.
Australian Federal Police, ASIO and NSW Police jointly carried out the operation on Saturday in Surry Hills, Lakemba, Wiley Park and Punchbowl.
One of the men was reportedly dragged from his Lakemba home wearing only a towel, while his father was arrested at a property in neighbouring Punchbowl.
The other father and son duo are understood to have been arrested in separate raids.
Counter terrorism police (pictured) stormed four Sydney properties and arrested four men including one man (pictured) at Surry Hills after being alerted to an alleged plot to bring down an plane with a ‘bomb’
Police are seen continuing their investigations in the aftermath of the Sydney terror raids