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US Sponsors Int’l Conference on Countering Hezbollah’s Terrorist Activities

US Sponsors Int’l Conference on Countering Hezbollah’s Terrorist Activities

Saturday, 2 July, 2022 - 04:30
A Hezbollah flag and a poster depicting Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah are pictured along a street, near Sidon, Lebanon July 7, 2020. (Reuters)

The Law Enforcement Coordination Group (LECG) focused on countering Hezbollah’s terrorist and illicit activities convened in Europe on June 29-30 for its ninth meeting, said the US State Department.

More than 30 governments – from the Middle East, South America, Central America, Europe, Africa, Indo-Pacific, and North America – participated in this session, along with Europol.

Participants discussed Hezbollah’s ongoing global terrorist plotting, weapons procurement, and financial schemes, and outlined how Hezbollah may adapt in the future to evade law enforcement detection.

LECG members discussed how law enforcement or financial tools can be used to disrupt Hezbollah’s terrorist and criminal activities, and associated networks.

The LECG also featured governments from Europe, South and Central America, and the Indo-Pacific that have taken national level action in recent years to designate, ban or restrict Hezbollah from operating on their territory.

LECG participants noted that these actions demonstrate the growing recognition among our partners about the need to cooperate on our efforts to counter Hezbollah’s global terrorist networks, said the State Department.

Officials from the US Departments of State, Justice, Treasury, as well as from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the US Drug Enforcement Administration also participated in this meeting.

The LECG will convene again in 2023.

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