Belgium raises terror level due to ‘precise’ warnings

21st Nov 2015
Belgium raises terror level due to ‘precise’ warnings
BRUSSELS (AA) – Belgium raised the terror alert in capital Brussels to the highest level Saturday as the prime minister warned of an imminent threat.

The city’s subway system was closed and heavily armed police and soldiers patrolled the streets just over a week after more than 130 were killed in gun and bomb attacks in Paris. Many of the Paris attackers lived in Belgium, including one who is still at large.

Prime Minister Charles Michel said the threat level was raised to level four due to “quite precise information about the risk of an attack like the one that happened in Paris” and warned that “several individuals with arms and explosives could launch an attack, perhaps even in several places at the same time.”

Speaking at a news conference in Brussels, he urged the public to remain calm.

The government’s OCAM crisis center earlier said the alert level signified a “very serious threat” in the Brussels region.

In a statement, OCAM urged people to stay away from crowded areas, including concert venues and public transport.

As well as Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected organizer of the attacks in Paris who was killed in a police raid on Wednesday, several of the militants lived in Brussels, including Salah Abdeslam, who was last seen heading for the Belgium border hours after the attacks.

There have been a series of anti-terror raids around the capital, focused on the Molenbeek neighborhood.

According to a 2014 UN report, Belgium has the highest per capita number of fighters in Syria and Iraq of all European nations.

Author: Ilgın Karlıdağ
[Photo: Willy Demeyer (C), Mayor of Liege attends a ceremony held for Elif Dogan, Belgian-Turkish citizen who was killed together with her boyfriend, Milko Jozic, in Paris attacks, in Brussels, Belgium on November 17, 2015. Photographer: Dursun Aydemir/AA]

One Response to “Belgium raises terror level due to ‘precise’ warnings”

Dr David HillNovember 21, 2015

Terrorism is a consequence of the different types of environments that people are born into in the main and not until the root causes of terrorism are addressed in practical terms, the growth in terrorism will continue.

‘Islamic State and the Future Continuum of Islamic State Global Terrorist Organizations will Just Go On and On and On, and Not Go Away until the World’s Political and Economic Elites are ‘Seen’ for What they Really Are – a Manifestation of the Real ‘Root Causes’ of Terrorism, as Western Foreign Policy and Economic Superiority are Far More Important than the Preservation of the Human Experience’

We simply have to look at the ‘big’ picture and not to look at the parochial state of world affairs.

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