Category Archives: Belgium

One Year Ago — Brussels Attacks : “Serious Failings Prevented Dismantling of Belgian Terror Network.”

“The Committee observes certain failings in the security architecture, following which we missed the opportunity to dismantle the terrorist network in question on time.” Belgian Investigative Committee on the 2016 Terrorist Attacks Belgium – June 10 2017 — The Investigative … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Paris Attacks : Belgium Formally Charges Yassine Atar

“Over the past year, according to police documents, the police have been piecing together Mr. [Yassine] Atar’s role in the network. He is a cousin of the brothers Ibrahim and Khalid el-Bakraoui, who on March 22, 2016, carried out the … Continue reading

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Breaking NEWS — Three Killed in Belgium Shooting

“There are elements that point in the direction that this is a terrorist act.” Eric Van Der Sypt — Spokesman for the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office “The question of whether this man should have been given leave is striking because … Continue reading

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Belgian Diplomat Accused of Helping Russia : “Stirred, not Shaken”

“During one of the phone calls we listened to, he (Oswald Gantois) said himself that he had played too much James Bond but that every diplomat must be a bit of a spy.” Ann Fransen — Belgian federal prosecutor ‘I never … Continue reading

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Flashback — When Belgium Exported Nuke Tech to Iran

“Having not correctly informed the competent authorities or its superior ministry, the [Belgian] state security service assuredly failed in its mission to provide information to the authorities and proved itself inefficient. (…) The service has not told the entire truth … Continue reading

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Belgian Companies Accused of Illegally Exporting Chemicals to Syria

“Appropriate permits were not submitted to the Belgian Customs.” Francis Adyns — Spokesperson of the Belgian Federal Public Service Finance Three Belgian companies are accused of illegally exporting chemicals to Syria. The goods exported include 168 tons of isopropanol, a common substance that … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Is Belgian ISIS Jihadist Oussama 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 — €10bn Missing From Gaddafi Frozen Accounts

“There remains a little less than 5 billion euros on the four accounts opened at Euroclear Bank SA.” Denis Goeman — Spokesman from Brussels’ prosecutor’s office Brussels [Belgium] March 9 2018 — Four separate accounts opened for the Libyan Investment … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — 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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One Year Ago — 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. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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