FBI Investigating LA Gang Members Fighting With Terrorist Group In Syria
Los Angeles gang members have reportedly joined the fray in Syria.
The gang-bangers are reportedly fighting alongside the regime forces in the two year old uprising.
CBS Local reported:
The FBI Tuesday is investigating two Los Angeles gang members who have traveled overseas to fight in Syria.
A video of two unidentified men, who appear to be shouting out to their gangs while shooting AK-47s, was recently posted online by Middle Eastern media group, MEMRI-TV.
“Look homie, check this out,” one man said.
The video shows the men, known as “Creeper” from the Sun Valley G’d Up-13 and “Wino” from the Westside Armenian Power gangs, fighting alongside pro-Hizbullah and pro-Assad forces, according to MEMRI-TV.
“The Joint Terrorism Taskforce is aware of the video and is investigating to determine any potential threats to Americans or U.S. interest,” FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.
he Los Angeles Police Department learned out the video a month ago.
“It is our belief, based on that video, that they have joined foreign fighters in Syria,” said Chief Charlie Beck.
Department officials stress the men are not American citizens and were deported for undisclosed reason.