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Brussels Airport Dead Hit in Legs: Witness

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS, March 22 – The legs of some of those killed at Brussels airport on Tuesday were shattered, as if the blast came from a piece of luggage nearby, an airport worker who helped carry their bodies said. Alphonse Youla, 40, who works at Zaventem airport luggage security said that before the

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Belgian Media Say Explosions at Brussels Airport, Several Injured

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS, March 22 – Explosions tore through the departure hall of Brussels airport on Tuesday morning killing up to 10 people and injuring 30 others and a second blast struck a metro station in the capital shortly afterwards, the Belgian public broadcaster RTBF said. The Belga agency said shots were fired and

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Paris Fugitive Helped More by Friends and Neighbors Than Daesh

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, March 20 – After the Paris attacks, security forces searched far and wide for prime suspect Salah Abdeslam, who vanished after returning to Brussels, believing Daesh could have spirited him away to Turkey, Syria or Morocco. It appears Europe’s most wanted man never left the Belgian capital. And it was family, friends

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“I Was A Suicide Bomber”: Paris Suspect Charged In Belgium

By Alastair Macdonald and John Irish BRUSSELS/PARIS, March 20 – The prime surviving suspect for the Nov. 13 Paris attacks planned to blow himself up at a sports stadium with fellow Daesh militants but changed his mind, he told Belgian investigators on Saturday. The admission by Salah Abdeslam came a day after he was shot

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Europe’s Most Wanted Held in Brussels for Paris Attacks

By Julia Fioretti, Barbara Lewis and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, March 19 (Reuters) – Europe’s most wanted man was captured after a shootout in Brussels in a major coup for authorities investigating November’s Daesh attacks on Paris. Salah Abdeslam, 26, the first suspected active participant taken alive, was being held overnight in hospital with a slight leg wound, Belgian

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Belgium Detains Five More Suspects in Raids Linked to Paris Attacks

BRUSSELS, Nov. 23 – Belgium has detained five more people following raids on Monday morning in the Brussels and Liege regions as it searches the country’s links to the Paris attacks, federal prosecutors said. The federal prosecutors’ office said it had carried out five raids in the Brussels area and two around the eastern city

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Brussels Wears Deserted Look as Belgium Reviews Alert Status

BRUSSELS, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Belgian security officials were set to review on Sunday whether to keep Brussels on maximum alert, leaving the public to wonder whether the blanket metro closure and cancellation of events could continue into the working week. Prime Minister Charles Michel has advised the public to be alert rather than panic-stricken,

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How Did Authorities Miss The ‘Red Flags’ Before Paris Shootings?

By John Irish, Robert-Jan Bartunek and Orhan Coskun PARIS, Nov 22 – There were multiple chances to stop the men who attacked Paris. In January, Turkish authorities detained one of the suicide bombers at Turkey’s border and deported him to Belgium. Brahim Abdeslam, Turkish authorities told Belgian police at the time, had been “radicalized” and

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Belgium Raises Alert Level to Highest, Shuts Brussels Metro

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS, Nov 21 – Belgium raised the alert status for its capital Brussels to the highest level on Saturday, shutting the metro and warning the public to avoid crowds because of a “serious and imminent” threat of an attack. A week after the Paris attacks carried out by Daesh militants, of whom

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Police Raid Homes in France, Vow “It’s Just the Beginning”

By Chine Labbé and Crispian Balmer PARIS, Nov 16 – Police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across France overnight following Friday’s Paris attacks, and a source close to the investigation said a Belgian national in Syria was the possible mastermind. Prosecutors said one of the killers had been stopped and fingerprinted in Greece last

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