As Many As 100 ISIS Fighters May Be Plotting in Belgium: Official

Belgium's deputy prime minister says 300 fighters left the country for Syria

As many as 100 ISIS fighters who returned to Belgium from Syria may be planning terror attacks, according to a top Belgian official who spoke to NBC News. 

Deputy Prime Minister Jan Jambon said 300 fighters from Belgium have gone to Syria, and 200 have returned. He said half of those who returned could be used to counter the jihadi narrative among other recruits, and advise them from joining the terror group. 

There is concern that the other 100 could return with specific missions directed by ISIS, putting European officials are on high alert for any plots, Jambon said.

But Jambon pointed out that said he wasn’t aware of any imminent plot like the twin bombings that killed 32 people in Brussels in March. 

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