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Radicalized Australians may bring terror home, PM says

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Abbott said 60 Australians are known to be involved with Middle East terror groups. (Source: SEVEN NETWORK/CNN) Abbott said 60 Australians are known to be involved with Middle East terror groups. (Source: SEVEN NETWORK/CNN)
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CANBERRA, Australia (SEVEN NETWORK/CNN) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Sunday there is some concern about radicalized Australians.

Speaking about the situation in Iraq with ISIS and the humanitarian aid drops in which his country is participating, Abbott said it isn't a stretch to think attacks could happen in Australia.

"There are 60 Australians that we know to be involved with terrorist groups in the Middle East," he said. "There are another 100 or so who are actively supporting those who are involved with these terrorists groups. 

"The problem with significant numbers of Australians being involved with these terrorists groups is that they are radicalized, they are brutalized. They are accustomed to kill in the name of God. And if it's right to kill in the name of God in Iraq, there's no reason to think that the same people won't do likewise if they get the chance elsewhere, including in Australia," he said.

Abbott also announced that an Australian C-17 aircraft will be involved in airlifting equipment and supplies to Irbil in the coming days and addressed the possibility of military action in Iraq if requested by the U.S.

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