Sydney Terror Arrests – November 2016

Sydney, Australia. Police have arrested two men, one a seventeen year old who attempted to travel to Syria to fight for Islamic State in January 2015 and the other a 24 years old, Mehmet Biber (below) for travelling to a conflict zone to fight with Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra in July 2013. Both have links to other men who are part of investigations under counter terror police.


Mehmet Biber was refused bail and is due to appear again, via video link, on December 15 2016.

The 17-year old faced foreign incursion charges at the Parramatta Children’s Court today where bail was also refused. The matter was adjourned until a date in December, when the boy is due to appear via video link.