How much longer can Germany afford to stand on the sidelines in fighting 'Islamic State'? This week on Conflict Zone is Jan van Aken, Foreign Policy Spokesman of the Left Party, who strongly condemns military action.
Jawad Bendaoud had argued that he had no knowledge of the attackers' plans, which killed 130 individuals. He will walk free after a court found that there was insufficient evidence to convict him of terrorism charges.
For now, Salah Abdeslam is in court on charges relating to a police shootout in the Belgian capital in March 2016. Prosecutors hoped he would break his silence, but instead he remained defiant in court.
The first trial connected with the November 2015 Paris terror attacks has started, with Jawad Bendaoud appearing in court charged with harboring two jihadists after the attack. The 31-year-old is pleading his ignorance.
Belgium has reduced its terror threat level after three years on high alert. Prime Minister Charles Michel said there will still be "occasional exceptions" to the level, including soldiers guarding key sites.
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