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Brussels shooter's Syrian past raises alarms in Europe

Revelations that the suspected gunman in the deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels had also served as a captor and torturer in Syria shows Europe's vulnerability to terror attacks, experts say.

Mehdi Nemmouche, who was extradited to Belgium over the May 24 shooting which killed four people, was identified this weekend by a French journalist as being among his Islamic extremist captors in Syria.

Writing on the website of his former employer Le Point magazine, Nicolas Henin said the 29-year-old was his feared and violent jailer between July and December 2013.

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