Hezbollah training at the Honduras-Nicaragua border
Alleged members of Hezbollah (photo courtesy of Group Violence Study Institute)
Tegucigalpa. Israeli information media reported that the terrorist group Hezbollah is said to have established a training base in Nicaragua, near the southern border of Honduras, where at least 30 members of the organization are gathered.
Radio Israel reported that “Iran has established a training base on the north of Nicaragua, near the border with Honduras, which is used by Hezbollah.”
Likewise, the daily Israel Times points out that “approximately 30 members of the terrorist organization reside within the area, which is closed to local residents.” The reports assert that the bases are a meeting ground for organized crime and the drug cartels, for money laundering and contraband of weapons. “The sources estimate that the trainees prepare for attacks against U.S. and Israeli targets, as a possible reprisal for a military attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The daily points out that at the beginning of the year reports indicated Iran’s and Hezbollah’s participation in drug traffic and other illegal activities in South America, by means of Iranian bases in Nicaragua and Venezuela.
According to the report, Jose Enrique Castillo, Chancellor of Costa Rica, warned about the growing influence of Iran and Nicaragua and the resulting perils for Latin America.