Category Archives: Belgium

Is Belgian ISIS Jihadist Osama Atar the ‘Mastermind’ of the Paris and Brussels attacks?

“Abdelhamid Abaaoud [a Belgian-Moroccan killed by police five days after the November 13 atrocities] was only a go-between, not a senior figure. We know the mastermind [of the Paris Attacks] but I will remain discreet on this point.” DGSE Director … Continue reading

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Belgium: State Security Service officers not allowed to carry weapons…because of a legal glitch

“One of the oldest domestic intelligence agencies in continuous existence is Belgium’s civil security service, the Veiligheid van de Staat or Surêté de l’Etat (VSSE).” Kenneth L. Lasoen   Because of a legal mistake, the officers of the Belgian State … Continue reading

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EUROPOL: Islamic State to step up attacks on European targets

“We have to be vigilant, since the threat posed by the so-called Islamic State (IS) and returning foreign fighters is likely to persist in the coming years. These people are trained to use explosives and firearms and they have been … Continue reading

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EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator: “The Caliphate Is Imploding.”

” The big question is this: What will we do with the 2000 ISIS returnees?” Gilles de Kerkhove Gilles de Kerchove d’Ousselghem (born 3 October 1956 in Uccle/Ukkel, Belgium) is a Belgian senior European Union official.

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Former Head of Belgian Security Service: “Terrorists Will Hit Brussels Again”

“We must accept to live with the idea that other attacks are likely, that other attacks will happen. The potential actors are already here.” Alain Winants — Former Head of the Belgian State Security Service Today, Alain Winants made it … Continue reading

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