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Kiwi facing foreign fighter trial in Australia

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A Kiwi accused of obtaining a New Zealand passport to fight in Syria will stand trial in Melbourne.

Amin Mohamed, 23, is charged with four counts of preparing to enter a foreign state to engage in hostile activities.

Prosecutors in Australia allege he booked a flight to Turkey and made plans to travel from there to Syria in September last year to fight in its civil war.

Mohamed has pleaded not guilty to all charges in the Melbourne Magistrates Court and appear in the Supreme Court tomorrow for a directions hearing.

He was bailed to a Melbourne detention centre.

The court was told Mohamed, a New Zealand citizen, was connected to an extremist criminal syndicate alleged to have been recruiting Australians to fight with jihadists in Syria.

Kiwi facing foreign fighter trial in Australia

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