ISIS Hostage Situation in Sydney Cafe

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  1. Daredevil

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    - Hostages at Sydney cafe
    - Up to 20 hostages
    - Up to 2 gunmen
    - Hostages seen holding ISIS flag


    Australian Police Operation Under Way In Sydney

    Australian police have cordoned off one of Sydney's main business areas, with reports that hostages are being held in a cafe.

    Part of Martin Place, home to the Reserve Bank of Australia, commercial banks and close to the New South Wales state parliament, was closed off by armed officers.

    Live television footage showed patrons inside a cafe standing with their hands pressed against the windows.

    A black and white flag similar to those used by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria was also visible.

    New South Wales Police tweeted: "A police operation is under way in Martin Place, Sydney's CBD. People are advised to avoid the area.


    Australian Police Operation Under Way In Sydney
     
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    Looks like something is going on at the Sydney Opera House?

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    Using a female as a shield.
    OP is being carried out as a response criminal offence, could become a military one if needed.
     
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    Media should avoid showing positions of counter-terrorist units in this kind of situation. That is dangerous. The hostage takers outside can monitor what law enforcement are planning.
     
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    It's done, Ploice have asked them to stop live coverage and they have complied.

    This needs to become standard around the world for CT ops.
     
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    So mini 26/11 going on down under.

    Though ISIS i am keen to know the nationalities of the ones involved in it.
     
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    Any demands?
     
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    I'm watching the live TV coverage right now and they are still showing the armed police force standing outside the door. And they looked quite bored, holding their rifles down near their waist leaning against the wall lol.

    Update is:

    -There is only one gunman.
    -2 hostages has been released.
    -Arab council of Australia released a statement saying that they are shocked and hope everything will be solved peacefully, gunman face the law, etc.
    -Muslim council said they are horrified, blah blah same thing.

    edit: 3 hostages escaped, not 2.
     
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    In India they would start complaining against the fascist government trying to muzzle Media's voice. International Media would start discussion how India has zero Media Freedom.
     
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    The gunman tried to call a local radio station to make his demands but the station refused to air his demands. Gunman forgot to bring a IS flag.

    Most likely a lonewolf nutcase.
     
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    Ah okay maybe all of them have not complied yet, or perhaps they are showing delayed pictures. Did read reports of police asking them to stop though
    Lindt Chocolat Cafe hostage drama in Martin Place, Sydney
     
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    What does the flag in Sydney cafe say?
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    Lonewolf or no Lonewolf, this menace must be addressed by the world to end it.
     
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    Maybe it's delayed or something.

    I was actually watching it on Channel Seven lol. And I saw the part where the hostages ran out the back door, where the police was guarding. Maybe it wasn't live.
     
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