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Members of a Muslim community gather for a peaceful demonstration at Lakemba in suburban Sydney following raids involving 800 federal and state police officers. Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney early Thursday.
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Members of a Muslim community gather for a peaceful demonstration at Lakemba in suburban Sydney following raids involving 800 federal and state police officers. Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney early Thursday.

UPDATE - 06:36 PM
Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campaign so far from the Middle East.

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