Sydney: Two men who planned to bomb a Shia prayer hall in Sydney and had threatened to stab people in the kidneys were sentenced today to 20 years in prison.
Omar Al-Kutobi, 25, and Mohammad Kiad, 27, had previously pleaded guilty to preparing for a terrorist act over their failed plot.
New South Wales Supreme Court Justice Peter Garling said both men were equal participants in the plot, which was thwarted when police raided their home in February 2015.
Officers found a hunting knife, a machete and a homemade flag associated with the Islamic State group. Then-Prime Minister Tony Abbott said at the time that police also seized a video in which one of the men threatened to stab the kidneys and necks of their victims.
Police said the men had planned to launch the attack the same day as the raid.
They will be eligible for parole in 15 years