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Sydney trial for accused terror teen

AAP logoAAP 6/12/2016 Lisa Robinson

A Sydney teenager has been ordered to stand trial on charges of planning a terrorist act and preparing for foreign incursions.

Tamim Khaja's lawyer waived his right to a committal hearing and did not request bail in Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday.

However Magistrate Garry Still ordered the matter to the District Court on December 16, where the 19-year-old is expected to appear via AVL.

He is accused of committing an act in preparation for or planning a terrorist attack between about May 11 and 18 and preparing for incursions into foreign countries "for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities" between January 29 and February 27.

The Macquarie Park resident was allegedly in the process of trying to obtain a firearm and had been sizing up public buildings in Sydney when he was arrested in May in a joint federal-NSW police operation.

Khaja also allegedly tried to travel to Syria but was stopped at Sydney Airport because his passport had been cancelled.

Police believe he was acting alone in planning a terror attack in Sydney.

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