Anti-terrorism battle

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Added On November 23, 2015

Now the latest on anti-terrorism battle in Europe.
 
Belgian armed police mounted raids across the country late on Sunday.
 
This came after the prime minister announced another day of lockdown in the capital for fear a new,  Paris-style mass attack.
 
Belgian prosecutors announced early Monday that 19 raids were carried out in Molenbeek and other boroughs of Brussels. Three raids were made in other cities.
 
Police had detained 16 people. But no arms or explosives were found and the suspect of the Paris terror attacks, Salah Abdeslam, was not arrested during the raids.
 
The raids capped a tense day with hundreds of troops patrolling and authorities hunting for one or more suspected militants.
 
Earlier, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel confirmed the level 4 of terror alert, the highest possible, for the Brussels region remained in place.
 
He said the rest of Belgium remains on level 3.
 
Additional security measures were also announced in three main areas, including maintaining and strengthening the police and military in the Brussels-Capital Region, halting big events in busy areas, and paying special attention to public transport, with the city's subway and underground tram network remaining closed on Monday.
 
Schools and universities in the Brussels region will also be closed on Monday, a measure described by some journalists as "historic".
 
The prime minister has launched a general call for caution and vigilance.
 
A new assessment by the Belgian Coordinating Body for Threat Analysis will be carried out on Monday afternoon and will be forwarded to the crisis center and the Belgian National Security Council.
 
The prime minister declined to give information about the progress of investigations. 
 
The Paris attack has also incurred slams from the Muslim communities in Europe.
 
In Italy, Muslims rallied in Rome and other cities on Saturday to distance themselves from Islamist militants.
 
Braving pouring rain, hundreds of Muslims gathered in Rome and observe silence for the victims of the Paris Attack.
Holding the banner reading "Not in my name", they condemned violence in the name of religion and chanted "we are not the enemy".
 
Some Italian politicians and celebrities also attended the event.
 
Reports say there have been isolated episodes of violence towards immigrants around Italy.
 
Big cities like Rome and Milan have ramped up security since the Paris Attack that killed 129 people on Nov. 13.
 
Similar rallies were held in Milan on the same day.