Teen brothers stopped at Sydney Airport suspected of trying to join Islamic State in Syria

Two teenage brothers intercepted by authorities at Sydney Airport were suspected of trying to head to Syria to join Islamic State (IS) fighters.

Federal Police said the boys aged 16 and 17 were detained on Friday on suspicion of attempting to prepare for incursions into foreign countries for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities.

They said the Sydney brothers were “subsequently unarrested and released into their parents’ custody” and would not comment further because investigations were “ongoing”.

But sources have told the ABC their luggage contained extremist paraphernalia and a letter on how to fabricate a cover story to authorities when leaving the country.

  • BillyHW

    Mummy and Daddy must be so proud they raised a couple of little child-rapist wannabes.

    • Well they seem upset at the news… that they got caught;)

    • WalterBannon

      they are proud

  • WTF

    Why are we (Western World) stopping them LEAVING???

  • Xavier

    WTF is “unarrested”?

    • lolwut?

      It’s a UK and Australian thing, they have to unarrest you to release you if they don’t pursue the charges or put it off to another time…

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  • WalterBannon

    their summary execution is called for

  • Clausewitz

    Said it before, I’ll say it again, “Let ’em go, just never let them come back”.