Hundreds of troops are deployed in Belgium, after a series of raids and arrests on an Islamist group that authorities say was planning to attack police. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Belgium is deploying up to 300 troops to guard potential targets of attacks, including Jewish sites and diplomatic missions, following a series of raids and arrests, the defense minister said on Saturday (January 17). Soldiers carrying automatic riffles were seen guarding the Jewish Museum, the Council of the European Union and the U.S. embassy in Brussels on Saturday. Troops, who will also be stationed at the Israeli embassy in Brussels and other NATO and EU institutions, will reinforce police at least until Thursday (January 22), when authorities will review the national threat level, set at 3 on a scale of 4 this week. On Thursday (January 15), two gunmen were killed in the Belgian town of Verviers during raids on an Islamist group that authorities said was planning to attack police.