Inside Hizbullah's European Plots

(Daily Beast) Matthew Levitt - Three years ago, Hizbullah blew up a bus of tourists in Bulgaria. The EU then banned the military wing of Hizbullah. The latest plot was thwarted in Cyprus, where Hussein Bassam Abdallah, a dual Lebanese-Canadian citizen, stockpiled 8.2 tons of ammonium nitrate, a popular chemical explosive. Investigators believe the explosives used in the 2012 Burgas bus bombing may have come from the batch of chemicals stored in Cyprus. New evidence reveals that Hizbullah's military wing is still plotting attacks across Europe. Hizbullah weapons and technology procurement continued in Europe as well. The writer directs the Stein Program on Counterterrorism & Intelligence at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

2015-07-21 00:00:00

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