FARC is training ETA and Iranian terrorists in Venezuela, acc to colombian intel DAS.
Dangerous cocktail: FARC, ETA, Iranian groups, Chavez´s Venezuela.
For two years, Colombian officials have accused Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez of providing arms and sanctuary to Marxist rebels intent on toppling Colombian President Álvaro Uribe, Washington’s closest ally in a turbulent region.
Now, Chávez is facing new accusations that his government has gone well beyond assisting the Revolutionary armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Documents seized from two subversive groups, along with information provided by former Colombian guerrillas, suggest that Venezuela facilitated training sessions between FARC and ETA, a separatist terrorist group in Spain that uses assassinations and bombings in the northern Basque region.
According to a report issued by the Colombian intelligence agency, members of ETA and “some Iranian groups” are allegedly trained by the FARC in camps located in Venezuela.
“In these camps, located in Apure; Maturín (state of Monagas); Santa Cruz de Aragua and the suburbs of Maracay (Aragua state) there would be members of Basque terrorist group ETA, some Iranian groups and members of FARC’s Front 59,” said the report issued by the Colombian Administrative Department of Security (DAS), a secret intelligence service.
According to the newspaper, a DAS protected witness “reported that he met a liaison who is in charge of taking civilians to the FARC training camps,” Efe quoted. READ MORE HERE.