- Group called Ansar al-Khilafah Brazil has pledged allegiance to ISIS
- It comes just three weeks before the Rio Olympics kick off in Brazil
- France was informed of a planned attack on its team at the Games
- Security preparations for Rio are currently being reviewed
A Brazilian extremist group has become the first orgainsation in South America to pledge allegiance to ISIS, sparking further fears for a terror attack at the Rio Olympics.
The pledge was spotted by SITE Intelligence, a jihadi monitoring group, on ISIS’s messaging app of choice – Telegram.
In the Telgram channel titled Ansar al-Khilafah #Brazil, the Brazilian jihadis announced their dedication to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
It comes less than three weeks before the 2016 Olympic Games are set to begin in Rio de Janeiro on August 5.