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Belgium Deploys Troops After Foiling 'terror' Plot - Yahoo News

The NATO headquarters, various EU offices and the US and Israeli embassies are also in the area, as well as Brussels' main synagogue, said Defence Minister Steven Vandeput. Antwerp has a large Jewish population. "The mobilised troops will be armed and their primary responsibility will be to survey certain sites" and to reinforce police, Prime Minister Charles Michel's office said in a statement. Outside the Jewish Museum of Brussels, where a jihadist atttacker killed four people in May 2014, armed soldiers stood watch. View gallery A police officer stands guard in the Antwerp Jewish neighborhood as security measures are increased, Up to 300 troops may be deployed in the biggest operation since the terrorist bombings carried out by he Communist Combatant Cells of the mid-1980s. Soldiers have also been requested at the industrial eastern city of Verviers, where early on Friday security forces killed two suspected Islamists in a huge raid on an alleged jihadist cell allegedly planning to attack police in the country. The Belgian raid came a week after http://vickhoerysc.blog.de Islamist attacks in and around Paris killed 17 people, rekindling fears in Europe about the threat posed by young Europeans returning home after fighting alongside extremist groups in the Middle East. Following the raid in Verviers, Belgian police arrested 13 people across Belgium, five of whom were http://hicksjhre.mywapblog.com later http://brattenplanet.beeplog.com/292881_5125982.htm charged with "participating in the activities of a terrorist group." Weapons, bomb-making materials, police uniforms and fake documents were found during searches of their homes.
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