Friday, April 26

Islamic State,.al-Qaeda training camps and hideouts in Latin America

The John Batchelor Show has been warning about this for years but it's nice to see Russian military intelligence catching up:

GRU chief warns of ISIS & Al-Qaeda terrorist camps in Latin America
26 April, 2019 - 02:50 Edited 05:39

The activity of jihadists affiliated to Islamic State and Al-Qaeda has been spotted in Latin America as they recruit fighters and promote extremist ideology among local Muslims, Russian GRU chief Igor Kostyukov said.

"Among the new risk factors is the emergence of jihadist training camps and hideouts in the region," Igor Kostyukov, the head of Russia's main intelligence directorate (the GRU), said during the annual Moscow Conference on International Security.

The jihadists currently operating in Latin America are linked to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and Al-Qaeda, he added.
"They recruit fighters to bolster their ranks in the Middle East and North Africa, collect funds and promote extremist ideology among the region's six-million Muslim population," Kostyukov warned. He didn't name specific countries where the jihadist camps have been discovered.

Last year, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales Cabrera said that around 100 people linked to IS and other groups were arrested in his country and deported to where they came from.


See also: "ISIS & Al-Qaeda still a threat as jihadist cells spread in Europe, Asia – Moscow" April 18, RT

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