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Melbourne landmarks in IS video

AAP logoAAP 17/11/2016

Melbourne airport and St Paul's Cathedral have been shown in an online Islamic State propaganda video.

Seven News reports the images were part of a lengthy video that also showed explosions and attacks in the Middle East.

"They're hoping, it would seem, by putting Australian scenes in a propaganda video somebody in Melbourne (or) Sydney will look at that be be tipped over the edge into trying to do something," Deakin University Professor Greg Barton told the network on Thursday.

Prof Barton said authorities needed to be aware of attacks at airports, similar to the attacks at Brussels airport in March, rather than on flights in the air.

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