3 Paris Terror Attacks Suspects Arrested In Turkey… Brussels At Highest Alert Level
Turkish authorities have arrested three people with suspected ties to ISIS in connection with last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Turkey’s semiofficial Anadolu news agency reported Saturday.
CNN Turk identified one of the suspects as 26-year-old Ahmet Dahmani, a Belgian national of Moroccan descent, who is suspected of scouting target sites for the Paris attacks. Dahmani was arrested a hotel in Antalya, the network reported.
CNN Turk identified the other two suspects as 29-year-old Ahmet Tahir and 23-year-old Mohammed Verd, Syrian nationals who were arrested after they traveled from Syria to meet Dahmani, authorities said. The authorities said they had determined that the two were going to transport Dahmani to Syria.
Meanwhile, Brussels, the Belgian capital, is on the country’s highest terrorism alert level.
The warning, from the Crisis Centre of the Belgian Interior Ministry, cites “a serious and imminent threat that requires taking specific security measures as well as specific recommendations for the population.”
It advises the public to avoid places where large groups gather — such as concerts, sporting events, airports and train stations — and comply with security checks.
The city’s underground metro service will not be running Saturday and other public transit will be operating on a limited schedule, the ministry said. More