Iran, Hizbullah Set Up Force in Latin America to Kidnap Jews

[Los Angeles Times] Chris Kraul and Sebastian Rotella - The Bush administration, Israel and other governments worry that Venezuela is emerging as a base for anti-U.S. militant groups and spy services, including Hizbullah and its Iranian allies. Agents of Iran's Revolutionary Guard and Hizbullah have allegedly set up a special force to attempt to kidnap Jewish businesspeople in Latin America and spirit them away to Lebanon, according to a Western anti-terrorism official. Iranian and Hizbullah operatives traveling in and out of Venezuela have recruited Venezuelan informants working at the Caracas airport to gather intelligence on Jewish travelers as potential targets for abduction, he said.

2008-08-28 01:00:00

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