1. IS Militants plot imminent attack on New York and Paris subways
Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi made the remarks at a press conference on the sidelines of a gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly which Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is also attending.
He said he was told of the purported plot by officials in Baghdad, and that it was the work of foreign fighters who had joined the Islamic State group in Iraqi, including French and U.S. nationals.
When asked if the attacks were imminent, he said, “I’m not sure.”
When asked if the attacks had been thwarted, he said, “No, it has not been disrupted yet… this is a network.”
“Today, while I’m here I’m receiving accurate reports from Baghdad that there were arrests of a few elements and there were networks from inside Iraq to have attacks … on metros of Paris and U.S.,”
“They are not Iraqis. Some of them are French, some of them are Americans. But they are in Iraq.”
2. ADF member attacked
A member of the Australian Defence Force who said he was attacked by two men of Middle Eastern appearance outside his north-western Sydney home has withdrawn his complaint to police.
Fairfax Media reports NSW Police issued a statement on Friday announcing the “allegation of assault has now been withdrawn”.
“NSW Police will continue to examine the circumstances that led to the allegation being brought to their attention,” it said.
Previously, Mamamia wrote…
Police are investigating an assault on a member of the Australian Defence Force outside his home in Sydney yesterday.
The man was wearing his full uniform and said he was threatened and assaulted by two men who he said were of Middle Eastern appearance.
The man suffered minor bruising.
The Department of Defence recently advised members not to wear uniform in public.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the ADF member had been sick and had not been informed of the advice.
3. Threats of Terror at Islamic School
There are reports that a man with a knife threatened students at an Islamic school in Sydney yesterday. Fairfax Media reports that the man brandished a “forearm-length” blade at Al-Faisal College in Campbelltown, and threatened to kill a teacher and pupil.