Belgium holds four after raids on Syrian recruiting cell

January 30, 2015 9:36 AM

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian police detained four people after a series of raids across the country on Friday to dismantle a group suspected of recruiting jihadist fighters for Syria, federal prosecutors said.

The raids were not linked to an operation earlier this month that foiled a plan to attack Belgian police nor to recent deadly militant attacks in Paris, prosecutors added.

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