Belgian authorities suspect more terrorists will return to Europe

uni1461153382BRUSSELS, Belgium: Belgian authorities have said that they have information that suggests that more terrorists from Syria want to return to Europe to carry out more attacks.

According to reports, Paul Van Tigchelt, the head of the government crisis centre, said, “There is a lot of intelligence, for example signs that foreign terrorist fighters, combatants in Syria, want to return not just to Belgium, but to Europe to carry out an attack.”

Belgium has been on level three terror alert since the Paris attacks in November 13, 2015. Brussels airport came under attack in March 22 which left 32 people dead. Tigchelt said that the terror alert would continue to be so in the country which suggests that the threat is “still considered serious, grave and likely.”

Places like airports, major rail stations, nuclear plants and buildings housing radioactive materials are under continuous surveillance.

Federal Police spokesman Peter De Waele said in a report that surveillance cameras were being monitored full time and that car number plate reading devices are in use around the airport.

He added, more than 50 suspect packages have been dealt with since the Brussels attacks.

Meanwhile, Tigchlet added that investigations in to March 22 bombing in Brussels is still “being carried out in an intense way… but the danger has not yet gone.”

Reports further added that the Belgian authorities believe that the network that carried out the March 22 attacks has been “destabilised.”

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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.