Belgium Charges 9 After Terror Raids

Authorities cite plot against unknown Belgian target
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2010 10:29 AM CST
Belgium Charges 9 After Terror Raids
In this photo taken on Nov. 6, 2010, people are seen walking in the main square of Antwerp, Belgium.   (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Authorities charged nine people today in a Belgian anti-terror court following yesterday's raids in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Belgium charged 7 for plotting an attack on an unknown target within the country; they include 6 Belgian-Moroccans and a “Russian of Chechen origin.” Two were charged in connection with a plot to recruit jihadists to battle in Iraq and Afghanistan. A court date is set for Nov. 26.

Four others were also arrested, three in Amsterdam and one in Aachen; all are thought to have ties to the planned Belgium attack, and are also believed to have been drumming up cash and recruits for a group of Chechen militants.
(Read more Belgium stories.)

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