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>> belgium is where police raided a house on thursday. they may have been getting instructions from isis. >> this is incredible video and audio from that raid. the terror alert has been raised from 3 to 4. >> we spoke with neighbors who witnessed what you just saw. >> a small quaint east belgium town where locals shut off the streets and moved in
believe a major terror attack was imminent. the investigation, they say, had been going on for some time. an investigation that pre-dates recent events in paris. so far, belgium authorities say they have discovered no link between this suspected major terror plot and the attack against the magazine in paris last week. phil black, cnn, belgium. >> new information that we have is there have been other arrests and not just in
belgium but ten people or so arrested by police in the paris area. the german authorities are reporting that they have detained a german man who had gone to syria to work as a medic and train militarily with isis and was trying to recruit people and that's why they arrested him. there was no imminent attack being planned by him, but that it is still obviously considering what has been going on here and in france last week authorities have stepped up efforts to wrap up people who could be potentially connected. they did it through search warpts here. they have collected a lot of information. they won't say how many people they may have detained but they are trying to round up people who had escaped from certain
areas and they also are sifting through that information to see what else they can find. the place of the attack or the place where the clash happened and the two suspects were killed that street is still blocked off. police are still looking at the area and trying to find more clues. i might just add that the newspapers are plastered with all kinds of pictures and headlines. this one saying belgium, a state of siege. all the newspapers are just like that with commandos and so forth. it's not usual to be so indiscreet. >> also these reports of a raid in berlin plus there are other reports of perhaps 20 terror cells being active in europe right now.
if you're waking up to this news living in europe this is unnerving. what is the tror picture that we're waking up to? >> the justice minister knew very well what was going to happen. he is trying -- not trying to play up the hype that perhaps people should be so concerned. obviously they would have to be on the look out and what we're seeing here is people are taking the trams and riding to work. it's not shutting anything down but people are going to be much more alert after what happened in the last 24 hours. it is something that people will be watching. the terror alert has been raised from two to three with a high of four.
it's raising a lot of concern here. >> live for us this morning in brussels. thanks very much. we get more developments and information information. >> we have been told that it's coming and there is more information that it's out there. three more victims of the attack got on the news paper in paris they will be buried today including the magazine editor. >> hundreds turned out for funerals. two other magazines and a police
scene. >> now more on the breaking development in the investigation. several people have been detained overnight in connection with last week's tror attacks. we join you now with the latest from paris. what are you learning? >> hello. good morning. actually 12 people now the last half hour. 12 people have been arrested in the suburbs of paris. they are believed to be part of an investigation and attack. believed to have provided logistical support also hearing the last 24 hours or so to move on.
that is the woman that is on the run and believed to have been in ser ya is four to five mobts pregnant. this as you said coming on the heels of western intelligence. up to 20 terror cells could be active within europe. we are learning could be up to 120 to 180 people. ready to strike in the country. so you're starting to get a picture of what these have to work with.
brash barbara star takes a closer look at defeating terrorist groups. >> the dodd approach is not to defeat isis from the air. the intent is to inhibit and slow isis down to give a ground force time to be trained because a ground force will be required. it could take years to get sirrian opposition sporss on the ground fully trained and committed to the fight.
qaeda's most dangerous affiliate. no new military options are really out there. the major military tool against al qaeda why yemen remains unchanged. the biggest success? september 2011 when american born clerk was killed. >> there is a common thread and that's governance. if you have good governance
extremist groups have a hard time operating. you can kill some extremists that way. you can keep a lid on their capabilities but you cannot eliminate the groups. >> there may actually be one bright spot in all of this and that is iraq. u.s. officials say they believe they are stalling isis's progress in iraq and that is because they are able to work with forces there and gain an advantage from the intelligence that those groups have. >> and a video posted online warning of new attacks. the french speaking men in the video specifically mentioned france belgium, germany and switzerland. cnn could not independently
verify the video's authenticity. >> some may wonder how does this really link up with terror group overseas. intelligence sources. tied to a back stanny afghan terror zone. >> her companion pledged allegiance to isis in iraq and syria and known to have communicated with the brothers. a happy ending after a pair of italian aide workers had been held hostage. welcomed by italian officials. >> we are seeing this video that came to us within the past few
hours. the women who are kidnap edped no word yet on exactly how they were released. >> he is making headlines for his surprising statement on free speech and re-lyn yoj following the france attack. we will have reaction and a live report from manila. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans it could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call now to request your free decision guide. i've been with my doctor for 12 years.
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>> pope francis celebrating mass in manila earlier today on his five-day visit to the philippines. >> that igt right. earlier in his travels. >> one cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people's faith. one cannot make fun of faith. >> the pope went on to say that if a friend cursed his mother he should expect a punch in return. the vatican said the pope was not trying to justify violence in paris. for more let's go straight to
anna. she joins us straight from manila manila. this pope is known for being outspoken and he is outspoken in the ways that he says where the catholic church needs to go and putting a spotlight and magnifying glass on the source the issues. what have been the themes? d about social justice and giving the poor a voice and lifting them out of poverty.
you know these are people that are very much part of the society who are not necessarily benefitting from the economic growth and development that is underway in the philippines at this moment and that was one of the other issues he focused on which was corruption. he said that corruption must be stamped out. the rich and poor is getting ever wider. really pope francis speaking to the congregation this morning
have foiled a plot to launch major terror attacks. they raided a house thursday killing two suspects and arresting a third. a western intelligence source says as many as 20 sleeper cells are poised to strike across europe. >> the u.s. state of oklahoma and florida each executed convicted murderers just hours ago. in oklahoma charl warner was the first to be put to death since a botched lethal injection last year forced the state to put a hold on executions. >> mr. warner said my body is on fire. he said no one should go through this. i'm not afraid to die. we's all going to die.
ks about security and fighting terrorism. >> and you consider that it's the perfect timing. within the past 24 hours we have watched this thwarted terror attack in belgium and now reports that there are similar terror cells. we don't know if it is connected to what happened in paris but they had similar hallmarks.
ed that perhaps as many as 20 terror cells are operating in europe where as many as 180 suspected terrorists may be involved. this would be the day for kerry to meet and have these talks as europe braces for what could be more potential serious and terrifying threats. for now we turn to other stories. amnesty internation alal it had been many people.
he pledged areas would be recaptured by the country's military. >> the president has received criticism for his handling or mishandling of boko haram in the past. ntil now he has not mentioned a word about the miss ker. i think it was considered high time by many nigerians watching and reading about this horrific massacre that the president turns around and does something. it was a surprise visit so this
to the ruler. starting a blog for the discussion of faith. the government caught the website an insult to izslamislam. these sentences are among some of the medieval punishments being handed down. the saudi kingdom is a key ally in the battle against isis. and in accordance with islamic law. >> the issue of applying the rules of god and particularly in capital cases and no sen sense
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the one on the ticket right? did he figure it out? >> it was definitely a risk but the tron tore real estate developer was left with around the world tickets in her name. >> the question is would you do this? and i would do it again. i would absolutely list the ticket again. it was a ticket that was going to go to waste and now we have this incredible adventure. >> pr companies took note and so did the media and eventually 18 elizabeth gallaghers responded.
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. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. >> breaking news this morning. terror threat across europe. investigators revealing up to 20 jihadist sleeper cells scattered across the continent. some plotting eminent threats. they have been tied to the paris terror attacks. we are breaking down the developments overnight. good morning. welcome to "early start." a lot to get to. i'm christine romans. >> and i'm john berman live in paris. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and all around the world. it is 4:00 a.m