Belgium to deploy soldiers in cities after terror raids

January 17, 2015 1:49 PM

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BRUSSELS – Belgium said on Saturday it will deploy up to 300 soldiers to help guard vulnerable sites in its two largest cities, as governments across Europe stepped up security in the wake of the terrorist attacks in and around Paris last week.

The troops will be deployed progressively from Saturday, and will concentrate on the capital, Brussels, and the port city of Antwerp, Prime Minister Charles Michel said, following a meeting with his cabinet that lasted into the early morning hours Saturday.

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