Verviers


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Verviers

(vĕrvyā`), commune (1991 pop. 53,482), Liège prov., E Belgium, on the Vesdre River and at the foot of the Ardennes. Manufactures of this industrial center include textiles, glass, and machinery. Nearby is a large reservoir, the Barrage de la Gileppe (built 1867–78).
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Lot 15: cleaning the premises of the Verviers region.
Police raids in Brussels and Verviers this year unearthed an organization of Belgian citizens who went to and returned from Syria ready to launch attacks in Belgium.
The neighbourhood was linked to a terrorist cell broken up in January in Verviers, a depressed city in southern Belgium, as well as the radical network called Sharia4Belgium.
After a raid in January in the Belgian town of Verviers, police suspected the 28-year-old of plotting to kidnap a police officer and kill him.
From Molenbeek himself, Abaaoud, who uses the nom de guerre Abu Omar al-Baljiki -- the Belgian -- has boasted of travelling back to Europe under cover and was accused of planning attacks that were foiled in January when police raided a house in the eastern Belgian town of Verviers, killing two young men.
Two of his accomplices were killed in a gunfight when officers stormed their safe-house in the east Belgian city of Verviers after the Charlie Hebdo attack.
The alleged plot to attack the Belgian police in January, which was broken up by raids in which two men were killed in the eastern town of Verviers, had connections to Molenbeek.
In January 2015, Belgian police broke up a Daesh cell in the eastern town of Verviers.
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo magazine massacre in January, when 12 people were shot dead, Belgian police carried out raids in the city of Verviers, shooting dead two men.
The anti-terror operation in Verviers took place on 15 January following information about a possible attack that was about to be carried out in Belgium.
Two suspected militants were shot dead in a raid in the eastern city of Verviers.
Two suspected militants who had just returned from Syria were killed in a raid in the Eastern Belgian town of Verviers, sparking a nationwide alert.