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2 men arrested in Sydney as part of counterterror operation

Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan speaks to the media that two Sydney men have been arrested by the Joint Counter Terrorism team in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Phelan said there was no specific terrorist threat and the arrests were related to an ongoing counterterrorism operation that led to a series of raids in Sydney in September. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan speaks to the media that two Sydney men have been arrested by the Joint Counter Terrorism team in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Phelan said there was no specific terrorist threat and the arrests were related to an ongoing counterterrorism operation that led to a series of raids in Sydney in September. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)  (The Associated Press)

Police say two men have been arrested in Sydney as part of an ongoing counterterrorism operation.

Australian Federal Police said on Wednesday that a 20-year-old man was charged with possession of documents designed to facilitate a terrorist attack. Another man was charged with breaching a control order.

Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan said there was no specific terrorist threat and the arrests were related to a counterterrorism operation that led to a series of raids in Sydney in September. One man was charged at that time with conspiring with an Islamic State leader in Syria to behead a random person in Sydney.

Tuesday's arrests bring to 11 the number of people charged in connection with that operation.