EU studies female terrorist threat

Aug. 3, 2008 at 10:43 AM

BRUSSELS, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- European intelligence officials say they are investigating the potential threat from women who are connected to radical Islamic groups.

Sources told the EU Observer Sunday women are involved in everything from propaganda and logistics for potentially dangerous radicals all the way to being recruited for suicide bombing missions.

"This phenomenon has not been really taken into account yet and we need to explore and understand it," said one diplomatic official. "It is a new strategy by al-Qaida."

While women involved with terrorism has become commonplace in Iraq, a growing concern is that they will start becoming prominent in terror groups operating in Algeria.

The European Union's Joint Situation Center is expected to issue a report on the threat sometime in the fall.

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