Report: Hizbullah operatives conduct surveillance on Jewish targets in Canada

Published June 19th, 2008 - 08:11 GMT

Intelligence agencies in the United States and Canada are warning of growing signs that Hizbullah is planning to launch an attack against "Jewish targets" outside the Middle East.

 

Intelligence officials told ABC News the Shiite group has activated suspected "sleeper cells" in Canada and key operatives have been tracked moving outside Lebanon to Canada, Europe and Africa. According to the report, officials said Hizbullah is seeking revenge for the February assassination of its military commander, Imad Mugniyah, killed by a car bomb in Damascus.

 

Hizbullah leaders blamed Israel, an allegation denied by Israeli officials.

 

At this stage, there is no credible information on a specific target, according to the officials. Suspected Hizbullah operatives have conducted recent surveillance on the Israeli embassy in Ottawa, Canada and on several synagogues in Toronto, according to the officials.

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