Heavily armed tactical police officers aim their weapons at the scene of a shooting in the western Sydney suburb of Ingleburn, Australia, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Dan Himbrechts/AAP
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Australian police have detained five men suspected of planning to sail a small boat from the far north to Indonesia and the Philippines en route to joining ISIS in Syria, officials said Wednesday.The men were held Tuesday after towing the seven-meter boat almost 3,000 km (1,865 miles) from Melbourne to Cairns in Queensland state, police said. Australia has come under criticism for its tough immigration policies aimed at stopping asylum seekers taking boats from Indonesia to Australia, but few are believed to have attempted the journey in the opposite direction. Approximately 100 people have left Australia for Syria to fight alongside organisations such as ISIS, Australia's Immigration Minister said last month.
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