The port city of Antwerp with its Jewish quarter was guarded by soldiers because of terror targets. This happened across Belgium in Sunday. In recent decades, this is one of the biggest threats that befell both Belgium and the whole of Western Europe. Even the Belgian Prime Minister said that it is possible that a certain number of troops to be sent and in other cities in order to protect certain embassies in Belgium. After the anti-terrorist raids that took place on Tuesday and in which life lost two terrorists, Belgium raised the alert level from terrorists 3 to.
Meanwhile in France, Said Kouachi, one of the attackers at the center of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, was buried in the city Reims. Although the mayor of Reims opposed to this idea, he had to depart from its intention to ban the burial of the terrorists in their city. According to the law of France, anyone who was born in the city has the right to be buried in the some. While it is allowed to bury the body of the terrorist in the cemetery of the city, his funeral was carried out discreetly and anonymously.
Said Kouachi and his brother Cherif killed 12 people at the center of the magazine Charlie Hebdo before they were stopped and killed by police officer. Said’s brother was buried in a suburb of Paris, where he lived. As for the third attacker, who killed four people and who also was stopped by French anti-terrorist unit, his funeral has not yet been carried out and it is without knowing when it will be.
Since the terrorist threat spread throughout Western Europe, the police forces of several countries are working jointly to detained and declined threats that have affected European countries. In a joint police operation in Friday was captured and detained 30 suspects. The majority of suspects were at the possession of weapons, explosives and other lethal weapons which were seized at the same time. They also found a few police uniforms that are considered that they should serve as camouflage in need of the same.
In Brussels on Thursday, was conducted anti-terrorist operation in one of the industrial districts of the city. The police on this occasion managed to avoid the next terrorist attack, such as preventing two terrorists who were killed in the clash with police. Information that is transmitted after police operation indicated that there were three attackers who attempted to deal with the police during a raid. Although the two were deadly prevented from further attempts, the third attacker was seriously wounded. Police believe there are indications that these attackers in Brussels were actually returned from the holy war in Syria, which was conducted in previous years.
Although the entire Western Europe is in shock because of the terrorist attacks that have happened in recent days, it is considered that the threat is still there. What constitutes a great question, and the puzzle is whether these attacks in Belgium and Paris are linked. For now, there are no indications that the attack on the center of the magazine Charlie Hebdo can be linked to the attacks and the threat that exists in Brussels, the officials said.