Belgian police on Tuesday arrest ten people in the Brussels area who are allegedly part of a network recruiting people to fight with the Islamic State group in Syria, prosecutors say.
The ten are arrested during raids in several areas of the Belgian capital, including the Molenbeek quarter where several of the key suspects in the November Paris attacks lived.
The federal prosecutor’s office says however that the arrests were not linked to the Paris bomb and gun attacks, claimed by IS, which left 130 people dead and hundreds injured.
“The raids were carried out as part of an investigation into a recruitment network linked to Islamic State. The investigation helped determine that several people had traveled to Syria to join Islamic State,” it says.