ROMEAUSTIN, Texas -- The Italian secret service accused the Soviet KGB of directing the activities of the feared Red Brigades and other left-wing terrorist groups in Italy, Italian press reports said.
Corriere della Sera, Italy's leading newspaper, said Monday that a 25-page document prepared by the Italian secret service also said 'political and military training courses for terrorists were conducted in Russia, Czechoslovakia, Albania and Cuba.'
'The KGB ... tried to direct our extremist groups in a direct way, or through other organizations, such as the IRA (Irish Republican Army),' the newspaper quoted the document as saying.
Press reports said the document, first leaked to a Florence newspaper, was prepared by the secret service and given to the Moro commission, the government body investigating the 1978 kidnapping and killing of former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro by the Red Brigades.
They said the commission asked the secret service for a detailed document outlining Red Brigades ties with Soviet bloc countries following the confessions by terrorists that they had links with Eastern Europe.
The document said Czechoslovakia offered refuge to at least three Red Brigades members fleeing police and gave another left-wing group, Workers Autonomy, some $50,000 in 1979, Corriere della Sera reported.
The document said that several Red Brigades 'heads' traveled to Paris to meet with members of Hyperion, which the newspaper quoted the document as saying was a French institute 'whose job it was -- under KGB control -- to control the actions of various extremist groups.'
Red Brigades leader Mario Moretti went to Paris, the newspaper said, and was introduced to a representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
It quotes the document as saying that Moretti and an unnamed PLO representative talked about striking up a deal in which the PLO would furnish arms and training to the Red Brigades in exchange for 'attacks against Israeli and Jewish installations in Italy.'
The Travis County Medical Examiner ruled that two new-born infants found dead in a trash container died from severe blows to their heads.
Medical Examiner Dr. Robert Bayardo said Monday the infants were born one month premature but were healthy and would have survived.
The mother of the babies, Emma Lilia Courrejolless, 33, was arrested at a residence were the childrens' bodies were found.
She later was admitted to a local hospital. No charges have been filed in connection with the case. Bayardo said the children were born without medical supervision and died a short time later.