Report: Iran Forming Terror Cells in Africa to Attack The West in Response to Sanctions

SNIP: In other words, it’s business as usual.

Breitbart:

Iran expanded its terrorist activities to Africa where it has recruited an estimated 300 militants to attack the United States and other Western targets in retaliation for American sanctions against Tehran, the Daily Telegraph reported Monday.

The U.S. has deemed Iran the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.

“Iran is setting up a new terrorist infrastructure in Africa with the aim of attacking Western targets,” an unnamed senior Western security source told the Telegraph. “It is all part of Tehran’s attempts to expand its terrorist operations across the globe.”

Details about the existence of Iran’s terror cell in Africa reportedly surfaced after a series of arrests in Chad in April.

Investigators reportedly learned that Iranian operatives are recruiting and training men between the ages of 25 and 35 to carry out terror attacks against Western targets in Africa.

Iran has already recruited an estimated 300 militants who have “have undergone rigorous training at Iranian-run training camps in Syria and Iraq,” the Telegraph noted.

The article came on the same day that U.S. President Trump’s administration implemented additional restriction on Iran as part of its maximum pressure campaign against the Shiite regime.

Tensions between Washington and Tehran have intensified in recent months, particularly in the wake of an Iranian attack that brought down a U.S. drone.

Citing Western security officials on Monday, the Telegraph reported:

The new [Iranian] terror network [in Africa] has been established on the orders of Qassem Suleimani, the head of the Quds Force, the elite section of Iran’s Republican Guard Corps that has responsibility for overseas operations.

The aim of the new terror cell is to target US and other Western military bases on the continent, as well as embassies and officials.

The Iranian cells are said to be active in a number of African countries including Sudan, Chad, Ghana, Niger, Gambia, and the Central African Republic.

Under President Trump, the U.S. has designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a foreign terrorist organization, a move that further sanctioned Iran’s elite military unit.

Iranian Maj. Gen. Suleimani’s Quds force is a component of the IRGC. The Telegraphnoted that the Quds force’s highly specialized “Unit 400” is charged with expanding Iran’s terrorist network to Africa.

Breitbart News has learned that Iran’s narco-terrorist proxy, the Lebanese Hezbollah, has already expanded its operations to Africa via its drug trafficking and money laundering activities in Latin America where the group maintains a substantial presence.

Hezbollah is known to move illicit drugs from Latin America to Europe through Africa. read more

10 Comments on Report: Iran Forming Terror Cells in Africa to Attack The West in Response to Sanctions

  1. And they’ll be joining their fellow travelers at our southern border.
    Oh heck, why even pretend we have borders. Let’s just send a C-130 and pick ‘em up all at once.

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  2. This is also part of Iran’s plan to spread Shiite Islam over the much more prevalent Sunni Islam. Sunnis and Shiites have been killing each other since the death of Mohamed.

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  3. “Iran Forming Terror Cells…to Attack The West…”

    …or, as we like to call it, Tuesday.

    …It’s just what they DO.

    Fill in the blanks to fit the current situation, otherwise, it’s just cut-and-paste with Islam in general since the 7th century, and Iran in particular since the 15th, and it will be ever thus until Islam dies or WE do…

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  4. “Iran Forming Terror Cells…to Attack The West…”

    “…or, as we like to call it, Tuesday.”

    LOL – funny cuz it’s true!

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  5. Engleburka I agree w/ you on the C-130.
    But we need the one from the Green Berets with John Wayne.
    Where the pilot says: “It’ll only take a minute”

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  6. Lazlo…The Newer ones are much, much,much better. The old Puff the

    Magic Dragon(Caribou) had 1 gun….The new Hercules are loaded .

    Plus the Laser guided Howitzer in the back can track and kill a

    Rabbit on the run.

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  7. When posting allegedly factual information, the sources of that information should be included for reference. Mere opinions without verification are not valid commentary. What is the aggressive and violent involvement of the USA in Africa? Pot kettle black? Is the USA military not an invasive terrorist power in Africa that should be resisted?

    US Special Forces will wage war in Africa “for at least a generation”
    By Thomas Gaist and Eddie Haywood
    17 June 2017
    “The Pentagon is planning a further escalation of US power projection and war-making throughout African society. The exact scale of US activities on the continent remains shrouded from public view. AFRICOM is running “expansive and undocumented operations in at least 49 countries in Africa,” according to the Brown Political Review. In a letter to Congress published June 6, the Trump administration acknowledged deployments of at least 1,000 soldiers throughout the Lake Chad Basin countries of Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad, along with another 400 troops divided between the Congo, Uganda, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.”
    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/06/17/spec-j17.html

    Behind the secret U.S. war in Africa
    Despite Pentagon assertions, secret programs allow American troops to direct combat raids in Somalia, Kenya, Niger and other African nations.
    By WESLEY MORGAN 07/02/2018 05:08 AM EDT Updated 07/02/2018 03:26 PM EDT
    “American special operations teams are playing a more direct role in military actions against suspected terrorists in Africa than the Pentagon has publicly acknowledged, planning and participating in combat raids by African troops in multiple countries including Somalia, Kenya, Tunisia and Niger, under a set of classified programs.

    In repeated public statements, military spokespeople have said the American role in Africa is limited to “advising and assisting” other militaries. But for at least five years, Green Berets, Navy SEALs and other commandos operating under a little-understood authority have planned and controlled certain missions, putting them in charge of their African partner forces.”
    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/02/secret-war-africa-pentagon-664005

  8. US Special Forces will wage war in Africa “for at least a generation”
    By Thomas Gaist and Eddie Haywood

    Direct from the WSWS, also known as the World Socialist Web Site. A source of valid commentary?

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