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ISIS fighters en route to Europe for attacks on Belgium & France

By rt.com

Belgian and French security forces have received an anti-terror alert about a group of Islamic State fighters who recently left Syria and are heading to Europe. They are allegedly planning attacks in Belgium and France, according to security sources cited by Reuters and AP.

The Belgian crisis center has said the alert was sent to all police forces in the country.

However, there were no immediate plans to raise the security level to the maximum showing an imminent threat of an attack, the source added.

The terrorists in question “left Syria about a week and a half ago to reach Europe via Turkey and Greece by boat without passports,” Belgian newspaper DH reported, quoting the alert.

A source in the French Interior Ministry said Belgian authorities had sent the alert to their French counterparts, who were now reviewing the data. “We know the threat is very high,” the source said, as quoted by Reuters. “We’re reviewing all the elements (in the alert).”

“We know there are fighters who are coming back (to Europe),” French government spokesman Stephane Le Foll told a news conference Wednesday.

However, French authorities remain “very cautious” about the alert, as they receive such notes very often, AP quoted their source as saying.

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