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GCC faces new Hezbollah terror threat

Manama, November 10, 2012

Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait could be the target of a major terror plot over Christmas and New Year as terror cells trained by the Hizbollah and Iran Revolutionary Guards have already entered the GCC, said a Kuwaiti newspaper report citing UK intelligence sources.

Bahrain was hit by a spate of terror blasts last Monday, leaving two Asians dead and a third critically injured. The kingdom has accused Hizbollah of involvement in the explosions, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.

These terror cells have already entered Bahrain and other GCC countries, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Seyassa said, quoting British intelligence sources.

"Information coming from Bahrain, Lebanon and the UAE over the last 48 hours all confirm the accusation and point to Hizbollah," it quoted the sources as saying.

According to Nato intelligence, Hizbollah reportedly withdrew 600 to 700 of its Iran-trained terror experts from their bases in Bekaa, North Litani and other villages in Southern Lebanon and sent them to Syria to back the beleaguered Damascus regime.

The Lebanese militia had also deployed 300 to 400 of its agents to join other Iranian-linked terror cells in Bahrain, the Saudi Eastern Province, Kuwait and the UAE.

These agents have all been trained in intelligence operations, car bombings, planting deadly explosives in public and official places, in addition to assassinations.

According to the British security sources, pro-Assad regime Syrian and Lebanese dormant cells have also been activated to target the GCC countries.

The sources warned that Qatar, in particular, could be targeted by a devastating campaign of terror and sabotage.

Middle Eastern diplomatic and security reports have also warned that the GCC countries could be targeted by the "biggest campaign of sabotage, explosions and assassinations" in their history.

Lebanese, Israeli and Jordanian security reports said that local as well as Lebanese, Iraqi and Iranian Shi'ite cells and gangs are being mobilised to target the GCC.

According to the same sources, these "sleeping terror cells" were formed to retaliate to any US or Israeli attack on Iran.

The cells have reportedly been reinforced by hundreds of killers, saboteurs and explosive experts to foment internal unrest in GCC countries and deter them from supporting the Syrian revolution.

According to European diplomats based in the Middle East, Bahrain and Kuwait could face deadly security dramatic developments on the eve of Christmas and the New Year.

During his recent visit to the region, British Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly warned the GCC leaders of the plot.-TradeArabia News Service

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