Australia says counterterrorism squads prevent 200 suspected jihadis from leaving Australia

March 25, 2015 3:13 AM

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CANBERRA, Australia – Counterterrorism squads have prevented 200 suspected jihadis from departing Australian airports for the Middle East including at least three teenage boys this month, officials said on Wednesday.

Officials had previously announced that two Sydney-born brothers, aged 16 and 17, had been intercepted at Sydney International Airport on March 8 attempting to board a flight for Turkey without their parents' knowledge. The siblings were returned to their families and were to be charged.

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