A New Zealand man in Australia will stand trial over his alleged plan to travel to Syria to join jihadist forces.
Amin Mohammed, 24, had pleaded not guilty in the Melbourne Magistrate's Court to four charges of trying to travel to Syria to engage in hostilities.
A magistrate today committed him to stand trial, the ABC reported.
Mr Mohammed got a phone service under a false name, applied for a New Zealand passport and booked a flight to Istanbul in Turkey with the intention of entering Syria and engage in these armed hostilities, the court was told.
Authorities used telephone evidence in which he allegedly talked to another man about his plans to travel to Syria.
The men spoke about a big operation involving 1500 brothers, and of the need to get to the frontlines before they were full, "attending martyrdom for the sake of Allah", the court was told.
Mr Mohammed was stopped at Brisbane airport, the ABC reported.