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FOUR SUSPECTS IN THWARTED PLANE ATTACK IN AUSTRALIA SAID TO BE OF LEBANESE ORIGIN

Sidney - Our correspondent in Sidney reported Monday that the Australian authorities have revealed that they have not yet succeeded in discovering all the circumstances of the thwarted attack that targeted a civil aircraft at a main airport in Australia.

According to the source, investigations are still on, in the light of the arrest of four people suspected of being involved in the planning of the alleged attack.

An Australian daily said the four detainees were of Lebanese origin.

SBS reported, citing the Fairfax newspaper, that the names of the four detainees were Kahled and Abed Merhi, and Khaled and Mahmoud Khayyat.

According to The Australian newspaper, the attack was planned in Syria, and perpetrators intended to poison the passengers aboard the aircraft.

The Daily Telegraph has published reports that the defendants intended to use an explosives in the attack on the plane.

Source: National News Agency