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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

ISIS Recruiter Charged Over Sydney Terror Plot

The jailed ringleader of a network that helped young Australian men fight for Islamic extremists in the Middle East has been charged with leading a Sydney-based terror cell planning to commit domestic atrocities.

Hamdi Alqudsi, 45, is serving at least six years behind bars in South Nowra jail after linking men with Mohammad Ali Baryalei, a prolific jihadist recruiter and infamous Australian Islamic State member.

Alqudsi, a former disability pensioner from south-west Sydney, was jailed in September 2016 after being found guilty of seven counts of providing services with the intention of supporting hostile acts in Syria between June and October 2013.

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald

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