Muslim Terror Groups Stepping Up Activities in Latin America

(Ha'aretz) Amir Oren - Muslim terror groups, including Hamas and Hizballah, have recently stepped up their efforts to consolidate their power in distant areas of Latin America, particularly in the triangle of borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, say Israeli and American security sources. The deputy chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff, Gen. Peter Pace, told the House Armed Services Committee last week that the area is a center for drugs, weapons, money laundering, forgery, and activity that supports Islamic terror in Latin America. Hamas and Hizballah, alongside al-Qaeda and world Jihad groups, are busy training recruits, collecting arms, and gathering intelligence about targets, including Jewish and Israeli targets.

2004-02-10 00:00:00

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