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Belgian officials probe Abdeslam 'tip-off'

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By Euronews
Belgian officials probe Abdeslam 'tip-off'

<p>Belgian officials are investigating whether anti-terror police missed an important tip-off about two alleged participants in the Paris attacks.</p> <p>Two newspapers said on Thursday that officers failed to act on information that suggested Salah and Brahim Abdeslam had been radicalised, and were willing to carry out an attack.</p> <p>Salah Abdeslam is still on the run, but his brother died during the shootings.</p> <p>The Belgian dailies, La Derniere Heure and Het Laaste Nieuws, said the police received the tip-off by phone on July 2014 – some 18 months before the Paris massacre that left 130 people dead.</p> <p>But prosecutors insist that it is incorrect to conclude that this means November’s attacks could have been avoided.</p> <p>The investigation continues.</p>