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Woman faces supporting terrorism charge in Australia

Published on May 5, 2014 10:58 AM
 

SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian mother was on Monday charged with supporting terrorism after she was arrested trying to board a flight from Sydney with her four young children.

Reports said she was allegedly carrying cash and equipment - believed to include camouflage gear - for her husband fighting in war-torn Syria, although police would not confirm this.

"This arrest relates to Operation Duntulm that has a focus on foreign incursion offences," police said in a statement.

"She was charged with supporting incursions into a foreign state with the intention of engaging in hostile activities." The 29-year-old, who was arrested on Saturday evening, was granted strict conditional bail and will appear in Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court on June 2.

 
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