Brazilian security services are investigating the possible recruitment of fighters in the country by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group, O Estado de Sao Paulo reported.
According to the Brazilian daily newspaper, which quotes government data, ISIL is looking for young fighters in Brazil who could join the ranks of the terrorist organization and conduct “lone wolf” terrorist activity in the Middle East, RIA Novosti reported.
According to Brazil’s security services, terrorism is one of the main potential threats for the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
ISIL-affiliated Takfiris have carried our several terrorist attacks in Europe, including the shooting at the Paris office of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, which resulted in the death of 12 people in January.
According to recent estimates by US intelligence officials, some 20,000 foreign fighters including 4,000 people from Western Europe have joined ISIL in the last three years.