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Belgium

Former Syrian jihadist Jejoen Bontinck, a defendant and witness in an ongoing trial against Sharia4Belgium, was arrested at the airport in Brussels as he was attempting to fly to Turkey with his girlfriend. Interior Minister Jambon said Belgium is planning to launch a deradicalization program to discourage would-be jihadists, after being asked to do so […]



Belgium

Authorities in Dendermonde said a drone was seen flying over the Doel nuclear power plant yesterday, a day after one of the plant’s reactors came back online. On Dec. 7, AndrĂ© Vandoren, director of the antiterrorism unit OCAD, said an investigation into damage at the Doel 4 nuclear plant in August pointed to the possibility […]


Austria

Nations Ponder How to Handle European Fighters Returning From Jihad



Belgium

Security was heightened during the trial of 46 members of the terrorist group Sharia4Belgium in Antwerp on Oct. 27 after reports surfaced that defendant Fouad Belcakem was planning to escape. The trial against the terrorist group, which is suspected of sending fighters to Syria, began on Sept. 29. Only eight defendants were present; the other […]


Belgium

Authorities arrested a man on blackmail charges for last week threatening a Brussels businessman with beheading if he did not come up with 50,000 euros to help jihadists traveling to Syria; the prosecutor’s office said it was unclear whether the incident was terrorism-related. Belgian fighter jets began carrying out airstrikes against Islamic State targets in […]