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Terror suspect detained in Greece 'strongly resembles' Abdelhamid Abaaoud, police tell euronews

euronews (in English)
euronews (in English)
Police in Athens have told euronews four suspects have been detained for questioning in the Greek capital in connection with a foiled terrorist plot in Belgium.

They say one of the suspects is a man bearing a strong resemblance to Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

Belgian authorities had already warned their Greek counterparts that Abaaoud – who formerly lived in Brussels – may have travelled to Greece.

The detainee’s DNA and fingerprints have been sent to Belgium to determine whether they are a match for the wanted man.

Abaaoud is suspected of having links to a terror cell that was dismantled during raids in Verviers, eastern Belgium, on January 15.

Five people were subsequently charged with ‘participating in the activities of a terror group’, but 27-year-old Abaaoud remained at large.

Belgium has since stepped up security in the several towns, including Antwerp, which has a significant Jewish population.
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