Australia Clips Wings of 200 Suspected Islamic Militants at Airports

March 25, 2015 7:25 AM

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Australia Clips Wings of 200 Suspected Islamic Militants at Airports

CANBERRA, Australia—Australian counterterrorism forces have stopped about 200 suspected militant supporters from leaving the country in an operation to block recruiting by Islamic State and other jihadist groups in the Middle East, the government says.

Since airport security was increased in August last year, counterterrorism and border police had stopped more than 85,000 people at eight international airports, Prime Minister Tony Abbott told reporters here Wednesday.

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