Nigeria to Prosecute Hezbollah Terror Cell

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- Terror cells from the Lebanese-based Iranian proxy Hezbollah can be found in many countries.

Last week, a member of Nigeria's State Security Service said three Lebanese men picked up with a massive weapons cache late last May were members of Hezbollah. A fourth suspect is also in custody.

"We have proofs that the applicants belong to the military wing of Hezbollah, which is a terrorist organization, and in the coming days this country will know more about them," the Jerusalem Post quoted a representative of Nigeria's state security.

Nigerian officials said at the time the weapons were meant to be used against Americans and Israelis.

According to the report, Nigeria has charged the three with importing anti-tank missiles, AK-47s with ammunition, anti-tank and anti-personnel mines, rocket-propelled guns, and explosives.

Meanwhile, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal called for international intervention to stop the flow of Iranian arms and Hezbollah troops to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"The most dangerous development is the foreign participation, represented by Hezbollah and other militias supported by the forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard," the prince told reporters at a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Jeddah Tuesday.

Hezbollah terror cells actively target Israelis wherever they can find them.

Last February, a Cypriot court tried Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, a 24-year-old member of Hezbollah and Lebanese and Swedish citizen, for plotting terror attacks against Israeli tourists to the popular vacation destination.

Police arrested Yaacoub in July 2012, just days before another Hezbollah terror cell bombed a bus in Bulgaria, killing five Israeli tourists and the Bulgarian bus driver, and wounding dozens of others.

That bombing took place on the 18th anniversary of a massive terror attack by Hezbollah operatives on the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, which killed 29 and injured more than 250 others.

In January 2011, the so-called political arm of Hezbollah brought down the Lebanese government under then-Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who refused to oppose a U.N.-sponsored investigation of his father's assassination -- former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri -- in 2005.

Hezbollah general secretary Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, a long-time recipient of Iranian arms shipments facilitated by Assad, is sending thousands of gunmen to bolster Assad's fight against rebel forces, who President Obama recently vowed to support.

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