Belgian police receives warning of ISIS movement towards Europe, alerts France

uni1466001720{BNN/BRUSSELS, Belgium}  – Police have reportedly received an anti-terror warning that a group of Islamic State fighters were enroute Europe and were targeting Belgium and France.

According to reports, the alert reportedly stated that the group had “left Syria about a week and a half ago aiming to reach Europe via Turkey and Greece by boat without passports.”

It did not, however, disclose an exact departure date.

It was added that the alert had been sent out to all police forces in the country, and the Belgian crisis center sent a note to their French counterparts, informing them of the warning.

Further, the French authorities are currently looking into the information in the alert, but Belgium reportedly had no immediate plans to raise the security levels indicating a potential threat of attack.

A spokesman for the Belgian crisis center reportedly said that, “We are still at level three, which refers to a threat that is serious, and we have been at this level since November,” although he added that, “Security has already been reinforced at all these targets.”

Reports added that the armed fighters planned to split into two units, with one targeting potential targets in Belgium including a shopping center, a fast-food restaurant and a police station, and the other aiming at yet undisclosed areas in France.

Further, France still remains under high alert, especially after an attacker pledged to the Islamic State killed a police couple in Magnanville. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.