Belgium to put terror accused on trial

Brussels, May 9 (IANS) Four people are going on trial in Belgium on Monday accused of being part of a group linked to Islamists who attacked Paris and Brussels.

Police broke up the cell when they raided a house in Verviers in eastern Belgium in January 2015, BBC reported.

Although several suspects are due to appear in court in Brussels, nine others are still on the run.

Prosecutors believe the group was run by Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a ringleader of the November 13 attacks in Paris.

He was killed in a shootout in Paris days after the attacks in which 130 people were killed.

Among those due to appear in court is Marouane El Bali, 26, who was arrested in the January police raid, in which two other suspects were killed.

At the time of the raid, prosecutors said the Verviers group had returned from fighting in Syria and were poised to carry out an attack.



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