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FBI Provided Tip to Brazil That Led to Arrests of 11 Terrorism Suspects

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By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI provided the tip that led Brazil to arrest 11 suspected militants accused of plotting a possible terrorist attack in the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazilian prosecutor Rafael Brum Miron said the FBI identified at least six people suspected of being militants, Reuters reports.

“The information came from the FBI,” he told the Estado de S. Paulo newspaper. “They sent a succinct report: These people merit investigating.”

The FBI declined to comment.

The suspected were arrested Thursday, just two weeks before the Olympics are scheduled to begin.

Brazil’s justice justice minister called the suspects “absolutely amateur” and said they have no formal ties to ISIS but have pledged allegiance to the terror group.


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