BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – The Belgian military conducted two secret missions in Syria in 2016, the VRT reported on Friday.

According to the VRT report, the Belgian military conducted two “very short reconnaissance missions, something like one day long.”

These military missions were reportedly carried out in the areas controlled by the predominately Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

The missions were meant to create contacts with the YPG in Syria so that they could monitor potential Belgian Islamic State (ISIS) members operating inside the country.

The VRT also reported that it was the former head of SGRS, Gen. Eddy Testlemans, who came up with the initiative, and that Steven Vandeput was not to be involved.

Testlemans reportedly only obtained approval for the operation from the National Security Council, in encrypted form, after it was completed. This procedure allowed everyone to be covered politically.

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is that the only reason the illegal entry of belgium give? there is more than meets the eye

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For sure, they shouldn’t have stopped air-strikes, thus Belgian air force has poor maintenance due to very low budgets. It’s high time we merge all EU armies as a single one : more than two dozens of armies create stupid redundancies, not speaking about logistics. Hopefully, UK is leaving the union : they were the only one into vetoing the creation of the long overdue EU-Army which is on the table for about 5 decades. Oh, in case you wouldn’t know, as SAA evacuated Rojava, and moreover left its people behind while Hague convention orders to evacuate civilians, there is… Read more »

Heads in the sand?
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UN charter … international law … legal/illegal … total rubbish.
The fact is, the stronger dog will … the b***h.

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A secret that is told, it is not a secret anymore.

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FlorianGeyer

The only real claim to fame , infamy in reality , that the Belgians have is the murder if millions in the Congo during the latter years of the 19th Century.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/blog/11297

“In the 23 years (1885-1908) Leopold II ruled the Congo he massacred 10 million Africans by cutting off their hands and genitals, flogging them to death, starving them into forced labour, holding children ransom and burning villages. ”

Belgium itself has only really been a place where others fight whilst the Belgians cower in their homes. 🙂

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And don’t forget the Dutroux scandal, pointing at a child murderer mafia deep state almost as severe as in UK.

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At least justice fell on Dutroux and cronies… It’s far worst where such things are NOT pointed!

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Florian : and whatabout the deeds of your British Empire, always fuelling inter-ethnic hatred inside its former empire, hatred that is still on today, e.g. in the Mid-East or between what was a unique country and now are 2 separated ethnic entities based on sectarianism for one : Pakistan and India! Biggest forced displacement of population in human history! How many millions died in inter-ethnic massacres fuelled by UK? How many millions held in servitude if not slavery under the iron boot of the Brit-Empire over several centuries! Ask the Irish about UK-fuelled famines… It’s the pot calling the kettle… Read more »

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Amin

Meanwhile, you find no Moslem whether Sunni or Shia kind to accuse teachings of Yeshua, the prophet.

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Very good!
Now, since you are so educated in ‘these issues’, let us hear what you can say about Israel and France’s deeds during the millenniums. Don’t be silent!