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Reports: Isis extremists headed to France, Belgium to stage attacks

It’s claimed the groups are travelling without passports and are trying to reach Europe by boat.

FILE: A screen grab taken from a video allegedly shows members of the IS (Islamic State) parading on top of a tank on a street in the northern rebel-held Syrian city of Raqa.

LONDON - A Belgian newspaper is reporting small groups of Islamic State extremists have left Syria for France and Belgium, to stage attacks.

It's claimed the groups are travelling without passports and are trying to reach Europe by boat via Turkey and Greece.

Belgian tabloid newspaper Derniere Heure is reporting that the country's intelligence services have contacted police in France with the warning.

It claims the groups have access to weapons and left Syria more than a week ago.

Journalists at the paper say they've seen an alert message and fear a Brussels shopping mall, American fast-food chain and police could be among their targets.

Neither country has confirmed the story, but adds they are receiving new information all the time.

Both countries have been attacked in the last eight months.

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