Hizbullah Sleeper Cells in South, Central America Ready for Action

[Ynet News] Ronen Bergman - Hizbullah's cells in Venezuela are part of its apparatus dedicated to attacks overseas known as the "Special Operations Command." For years, this apparatus operated under Imad Mugniyah's command and was responsible, among other things, for the bombing of Israel's embassy in Buenos Aires in March 1992 and the bombing of the Jewish community center there in July 1994. Today, the apparatus is headed by Mugniyah's deputy, Talal Hamiyeh. The cell that carried out the attacks in Argentina was one of dozens of sleeper cells deployed by Hizbullah and the al-Quds force of Iran's Revolutionary Guards worldwide, including in the U.S. and Europe. Some of these cells have been disguised as community centers or charity organizations. In Venezuela, according to Western intelligence officials, Hizbullah cells are mostly found in the centers of the oil industry, which brings in workers from the Middle East.

2009-08-14 06:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive