Fears for Rio Olympics terror attack as Brazilian extremists become first group in South America to pledge allegiance to ISIS

Daily Mail

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  • 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.

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