Australian IS Rocket Man Arrested – Operation Markesberg

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A man has been arrested in Young N.S.W for attempting to design rockets for Daesh.  Below is the Channel 7 News Report.

UPDATE – Operation Markesberg

Haisem Zahab, 42, was allegedly accessing substantial amounts of information online about what materials he could buy to build the missile and a laser warning device, as well as instructions on how to construct it.

Some of his relatives had been identified more than 18 months ago during Operation Markesberg, which led to yesterday’s arrests.

Those relatives include Hicham Zahab, who was arrested and charged with being a key player in a major arms smuggling syndicate supplying surface to air missiles to IS.

Australian Federal Police seized more than $500,000 from the accounts of Hicham Zahab, his wife Aminah, son Muhammad and daughter-in-law Mariam Raad in 2015, after the family fled Australia.