The Islamic State threatens Belgian military

Belgian military personnel and police stand guard around the central Station in Brussels on March 22, 2016 as people are allowed in small group of ten, to reach the station in order to take their commuter trains, following co-ordinated attacks at the Airport serving the Belgian capital and its Metro system.   
Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights and European railways froze links with Brussels  after a series of bombs blasts killed around 35 people in the city's airport and a metro train, sparking a broad security response. / AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND        (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Brussels : La Dernière Heure and Het Laatste Nieuws reported on Wednesday (28 September) that a leading French jihadist named Rashid Kassim from the Islamic State has released a list of Belgian soldiers to 300 contact persons via Telegram Messenger.

A spokesperson for the Belgian defense ministry confirmed that an investigation is ongoing: “We take it very seriously and the army military intelligence service is monitoring it closely.”

In his message called “command to the brothers in Belgium,” Rashid Kassim provided photographs of several military personnel and information about them collected from social networks.

Kassim is at the centre of French anti-terrorist investigations and appears in propaganda from the Islamic State. He is thought to have had contact via social media with several young suspects.

Source : The Brussels Times


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