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    Crisis Center: Lowering of Terrorist Threat Level in Belgium Yet Unforeseen

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    The lowering of the terrorist threat level in Belgium, currently set one notch below the highest possible on a four-level scale, cannot be foreseen at the moment, a spokesperson with the Crisis Center of the Federal Public Service (FPS) Internal Affairs told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik), Alexander Mosesov — Earlier in the day, the country's authorities said that the number of foreign fighters returning to Europe and Belgium from territories under Daesh control is rising and maintained the third threat level.

    "It's up to the CUTA [Coordination Unit for Threat Assessment] who make those evaluations, those analyses. They do it continuously based on information from several partners. But we cannot for now already estimate when there will be a possibility to lower [the threat level]," the spokesperson said answering a question when the citizens of Belgium could anticipate lowering of the terrorist threat level.

    Belgium raised its terror alert to the highest fourth following the March terrorist attacks in the Brussels' Zaventem airport and in the subway that killed 35 people and injured over 300. On March 24, two days after a series of deadly blasts, the Belgian crisis center lowered the national terrorist threat alert level from the fourth to the third.


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