Sydney flatmates plead guilty to making preparations for a terrorist attack, by Sarah Crawford.
TWO flatmates have pleaded guilty to making preparations for a terrorist attack but deny they intended to kill anyone instead saying they were planning to destroy property.
Six days before they were set to face trial, Fairfield flatmates Omar Al-Kutobi, 25, and Mohammad Kiad, 26, pleaded guilty in the NSW Supreme Court this morning to one count each of conspiring to do an act in preparation for a terrorist act or acts. …
Al-Kutobi, an Iraqi refugee and Kiad, a Kuwaiti student, were arrested on February 11 last year when police raided their Fairfield granny flat, in Western Sydney, hours before they allegedly planned to commit the attack.
Inside the granny flat police allegedly found a video detailing a plan as well as a large Islamic State or Daesh flag, a machete, and a hunting knife.
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