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Timeline to Vic teen's Anzac terror plot

AAP logoAAP 1/08/2016


* Sevdet Ramadan Besim is introduced to the Al-Furqan Islamic Centre in Springvale, and Islamic State recruiter Neil Prakash, while in high school.

* Late 2013 - he meets 18-year-old Numan Haider at a Hallam mosque.

* September 22, 2014 - A senior leader of IS issues a fatwa, targeting police and soldiers, and urging supporters to kill disbelievers.

* September 23, 2014 - Haider is shot dead at Endeavour Hills police station after stabbing two counter-terrorism officers. Besim is "greatly affected" by his death.

* February 2015 - Besim researches Melbourne Anzac Day parades and the Shrine of Remembrance.

* March 2015 - He talks with a UK teen about plans to run over a police officer on Anzac Day and behead him.

* They also discuss packing a kangaroo with explosives, painting it with an IS symbol and setting it loose on police officers.

* Late March 2015 - The UK teen is arrested.

* April 18, 2015 - Besim is arrested in counter-terror raids, a Rambo knife is found in his car.

* June 2016 - The 19-year-old pleads guilty to a single terror-related charge.

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