(AGI) Sydney, Australia, Sept 12 - Australia has raised itsterrrorism alert to "high" because of fears of terroristattacks in retaliation for the international offensive againstthe Islamic State jihadist group. Prime Minister Tony Abbottexplained the risk was likely but not imminent. He said thesecret services have no news of the preparation of an attack,even if there are "people with the intent and capability tomount attacks". (AGI) . .