Two former Guantanamo detainees arrested in Belgium

(CNN)Two former detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba were arrested by Belgian police in a counterterrorism operation targeting a recruiting network for al Qaeda in Syria.

They were arrested Wednesday night along with three others as they were about to break into a house to raise funds in the town of Hoboken, near Antwerp, a senior Belgian counterterrorism official told CNN.

“We have dismantled a serious recruiting network for Syria,” the official told CNN.

One of the former Guantanamo Bay detainees was Moussa Zemmouri, 37, a Moroccan national born in Antwerp, Belgian federal prosecutors announced Friday. The other was an Algerian identified as Soufiane A., who prosecutors believe spent time in Syria.

Via Memorandum

  • BillyHW


    • Alex

      Hope and change! Hope for the change of more and more jihad against filthy, white, western society! Go Barry! Go Hillary!

    • WalterBannon

      The part Obama did not say is that “the hope” was not intended for westerners, it was for the dreams of his Islamic brothers who want to kill us

  • irishrus

    These guys were supposed to stay in prison forever which is when terrorism will stop. Thank you Obummer!

  • WalterBannon

    they should have been shot instead of released from Gitmo

  • Gary

    Won’t be long until Omar Khadr is arrested unless he goes jihad first in a suicide bomber mission at a City Hall while getting an award for being a peaceful devout muslim .