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February 23, 2018  RSS feed
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Israel says it thwarted an Islamic State plan to bomb Australian flight

(JTA) – The Israeli army said it provided intelligence that prevented a plot by the Islamic State to bomb an Australian flight in August.

An unnamed senior army officer said that the Military Intelligence Unit 8200 had thwarted the planned attack, according to The Times of Israel.

“The unit provided exclusive intelligence that led to the prevention of an air attack by the Islamic State in 2017 in Australia,” the officer said. “The foiling of the attack saved dozens of innocent lives and proved Unit 8200’s position as a major player in the intelligence fight against the Islamic State.”

In August, Australia arrested two men for trying to carry out an Islamic State plot to place an explosive device on an Etihad Airways flight leaving from Sydney. At the time, Australian police called it one of “the most sophisticated plots that has ever been attempted on Australian soil,” according to The New York Times.


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