Brussels House searches in terrorism research

The Belgian police have searched nine homes in and around Brussels Tuesday night in an investigation into possible recurring Syria fighters.

Eleven people have been taken away for questioning. There were no weapons or explosives were found.

The searches took place in the towns of Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Koekelberg, Jette, Laeken and Schaerbeek, it let Federal parquet know. Also in the municipality of Brussels itself and Lan, a village West of Brussels, houses were searched.

The investigating judge decided later in the day or the interrogations lead to arrests. The research is completely unrelated to the attacks in Paris (november 2015) and Brussels (March 2016), according to the public prosecutor's Office, which wants to give no further details.

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