BRUSSELS (Sh.M.Network)—Belgian authorities claimed to have dismantled a jihadist network sending young men to fight in Somalia, according to local media Saturday.
Four people were arrested in Brussels, while another three are to be extradited from Paris. One of those detained is an Algerian national who had reportedly obtained political asylum in May.
The suspects are due to appear in court on Monday.
Belgian authorities had identified four other militants, but lost track of them. They are believed to have travelled to Somalia in 2011 to fight for al-Shabaab, an Islamist rebel group that is affiliated with al-Qaeda and controls much of southern and central Somalia.