NEW YORK (Jul. 21)
The Venezuelan intelligence service has found evidence of Libyan involvement with Bandera Roja, a terrorist movement in that country. At the same time, the Venezuelan government has had contacts with the Palestine Liberation Organization, according to Latin American Report, published by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith.
Bandera Roja has been in contact with Libyan leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi on funding for terrorist acts to destabilize the government in Caracas, according to the intelligence findings, Latin American Report said. The Venezuelan authorities have linked the terrorists to the recent hijackings of three Venezuelan local airliners, an attack on an army outpost and the occupation of three villages.
The high-level Venezuelan officials met recently in Caracas with PLO “foreign minister” Farouk Kaddoumi, who spoke of “strengthening bilateral relations” and opening a PLO office in Caracas, according to the report.