Australia holds five suspected of plotting sailing trip to join ISIS

By REUTERS
May 11, 2016 04:42

SYDNEY- 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 Islamic State in Syria, officials said on Wednesday.

The men were held on Tuesday after towing the seven-meter boat almost 3,000 km (1,865 miles) from Melbourne to Cairns in Queensland state, police said.


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