Australia raids foil reported ISIS beheading plots

September 18, 2014 8:17 AM

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Australia raids foil reported ISIS beheading plots

September 18, 2014: Police investigators work at a home at Guildford in suburban Sydney, Australia after about 800 federal and state police officers raided more than two dozen properties as part of an operation. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Australian counterterrorism forces detained 15 people Thursday in a series of suburban raids after receiving intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning public beheadings in two Australian cities to demonstrate its reach.

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