Brussels: 15 people arrested for recruiting Jihadists

Brussels: 15 people arrested for recruiting Jihadists

Yesterday police arrested a suspected Jihadist cell in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Later in the day Belgian police arrested another cell in Brussels.

Via AFP:
Hours later, Belgian officials announced the detention of some 15 people in Brussels in connection with a separate probe into a group suspected of recruiting would-be "jihadists" willing to do battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.


The arrests followed a three-year investigation into the Belgian Assabil Islamic Centre, considered a hotbed for Muslim radicalism since the 1990s.

A French-Syrian imam from the centre, Bassam Ayachi, was sentenced to four years in prison in Italy in May 2009 for smuggling illegal immigrants and is under investigation in Al-Qaeda-linked plots in France and Britain.