Photo Gallery The Radicals of Belgium

Relative to its population, no other country in Europe sends as many young jihadists to Syria as Belgium does. But why? Some say one problem lies with the fractured nature of the country itself.
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Relative to its population, no other country in Europe sends as many young jihadists to Syria as Belgium does. But why? Belgian researcher Montasser AlDe'emeh went to Syria to find out. Here he is seen in western Aleppo with to Belgian fighters from the al-Nusra Front.

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Belgium has been in the spotlight this month after raids on Jan. 15 broke up an alleged terror cell and foiled imminent attacks. Two people were killed in the raids.

Foto: Olivier Hoslet/ dpa
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Belgian police block a street in central Verviers during the anti-terror raids earlier this month. Some say that Belgium's own lack of clear state structures has led young Muslims to look elsewhere for a sense of belonging.

Foto: STRINGER/ REUTERS
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In the aftermath of the terror raids, Belgium raised its terror threat level and increased security across the country. Here, a paratrooper keeps guard outside of a Jewish school in Antwerp.

Foto: YVES HERMAN/ REUTERS
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One of the suspects in the Sharia4Belgium trial arrives in the courthouse in Antwerp last September. Forty-six members of the group are on trial, accused of having recruited Islamists to fight in Syria or of fighting there themselves.

Foto: FRANCOIS LENOIR/ REUTERS