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BREAKING: Brisbane and Sydney hit with biggest ‘counter-terrorism’ raid in Australian history

ASIO and counter terrorism police have swooped on homes across Brisbane’s south and in Sydney this morning in what is believed to be the largest anti-terrorism bust in the nation’s history.

Hundreds of police executed search warrants in Logan, Underwood and Mt Gravatt East along with the Sydney suburbs of Beecroft, Bellavista, Guildford, Merrylands, Northmead, Wentworthville, Marsfield, Westmead, Castle Hill, Revesby, Bass Hill and Regents Park.

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Police arrest a man in Guilford this morning. Photo: Courier Mail

The raid is believed to have been mounted following months of surveillance of people linked to the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The Courier Mail has learned that an estimated 600 officers from the Australian Federal Police, state counter terrorism units and ASIO launched the pre-emptive strike in the early hours of this morning.

The raids and arrests are believed to have been based on the execution of multiple ASIO and AFP warrants.

It is believed that dozens of suspects have been netted, with links to a Brisbane man who was recently arrested on suspected terrorism related charges.

It is believed that a terrorist network had been planning to carry out a series of attacks in Australia.

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Another man is arrested in Guilford. Photo: Courier Mail

It is believed the size of the raid eclipsed that of Operation Pendennis in 2005 when several hundred ASIO, AFP and NSW police arrested 13 men across Melbourne and the Sydney suburb of Bankstown, who had been planning bomb attacks in both capitals.

Senior government ministers were unable to shed more light on the raids, but praised the work of authorities.

READ MORE: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/asio-and-hundreds-of-police-raid-sydney-and-brisbane-homes-in-biggest-counterterrorism-raid-in-australias-history/story-fnihsrf2-1227062172180?nk=842d612a3b6d66457942141b769b095c
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