TSC Report Cited by CNN: US Military Helps Thwart Trinidad Carnival Terror Attack
February 12, 2018

US Military Helps Thwart Trinidad Carnival Terror Attack

By: Ryan Browne & Barbara Starr


US troops participated in anti-terror raids Thursday in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago helping to capture four “high value targets,” two US military officials told CNN.

The officials said US military personnel from US Southern Command, which oversees US military operations in the region, advised and assisted local Trinidadian security forces in apprehending the four extremists who are believed to be part of a network engaged in plotting terror attacks …

An October report by The Soufan Group, a security consultancy that tracks foreign fighters, said that approximately 130 Trinidadians have traveled to Iraq or Syria to become foreign fighters.


To download The Soufan Center’s report click here.


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