Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Belgian Police Hold 10 Involved in IS Recruitment; Computer Parts,Mobile Phones Seized in the Raids

Belgian police have detained 10 people, suspected of operating a recruitment ring for the Islamic State (IS) group, the Euro News website reports today (February 16, 2016).

Nine raids were carried out in homes in and around Brussels at the request of a judge in Liege, who specializes in terrorism-related cases.

Federal prosecutors say computer equipment and mobile phones were seized in the operations around Belgium's capital.

"Our investigation points to several persons having left for Syria to join Islamic State," Belgium's federal prosecutors said. Belgium has one of the highest rates of participation in militant groups -- such as Islamic State -- per capita.

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