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.
Meanwhile, France was last week informed of a planned terror attack on its team at the Games, according to the head of military intelligence.