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Dec 15, 2014

Lindt Cafe Hostage Crisis & ISIS Footprints.. sequence of events leading to it

The latest terror act in Sydney’s Lindt café has footprints of ISIS and this can be tracked from sequence of events of last four months

15th December 2014: Gunman at Lindt Cafe, Sydney demands Islamic State Flag. He also forced the hostages to hold black Arabic banners.

15th December 2014: Australian police announced the arrest of two Sydney men as part of a major counter-terrorism operation, moments before the hostage crisis at Lindt Café in Sydney, Australia.

13th October 2014: Islamic State called for terror attacks in Australia in October edition of its official magazine ‘Dabiq’ and the article in the magazine said “It is very important that attacks take place in every country that has entered into the alliance against the Islamic State, especially the US, UK, France, Australia and Germany,”

30th September 2014: The Australian Federal Police executed seven search warrants in Broadmeadows, Flemington, Kealba, Meadow Heights and Seabrook, and arrested a man from Seabrook who will be charged with "intentionally making funds available to a terrorist organisation knowing that organisation was a terrorist organisation” said AFP Assistant Commissioner Gaughan.

18th September 2014: Australian Federal Police arrests Omarjan Azari, 22, from Guildford. He allegedly conspired to commit a "horrifying" terrorist act with a man believed to be the most senior Australian Islamic State leader.

12th September 2014: Australian Prime Minister tony Abbott announces increase in National Terrorism Public Alert System, Now Australia's terror threat level has been raised from medium to high, meaning a terror attack on home soil is now officially considered "likely".

Australia has about 500,000 Muslims, with large populations in Sydney and Melbourne. About 90 Australians have travelled to Iraq and Syria to fight with ISIS and other extremist groups, with about 20 known to have died.

(This sequence of events has references to various articles from web)
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