Belgian judge sentences jihadists to up to 16 years in prison

July 5, 2016 2:42 PM

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BRUSSELS A Belgian judge jailed members of an Islamic State cell dismantled in a raid in the town of Verviers last year for up to 16 years on Tuesday.

Marouan El Bali, who survived a gunfight in January 2015 when police shot dead two armed men, was given 16 years in prison, as were two other members of the cell, Mohammed Arshad Mahmood Najmi and Souhaib El Abdi.

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