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Greece to rule on extradition of Algerian wanted in Belgium on suspicion of jihadi terrorism

A woman walks by the entrance of an apartment block Monday, Jan. 19, 2014, where Greek police on Saturday detained an Algerian man wanted in Belgium on terrorism charges. Belgian authorities on Sunday asked Greek counterparts to extradite the man detained in Athens a day earlier in connection with a probe of a suspected plot to kill police in Belgium. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

A woman walks by the entrance of an apartment block Monday, Jan. 19, 2014, where Greek police on Saturday detained an Algerian man wanted in Belgium on terrorism charges. Belgian authorities on Sunday asked Greek counterparts to extradite the man detained in Athens a day earlier in connection with a probe of a suspected plot to kill police in Belgium. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

An Algerian man wanted in Belgium on terrorism-related charges is due to appear before a Greek prosecutor.

It's expected that the prosecutor will refer the 33-year-old to a council of judges that will rule on a Belgian extradition request — a process expected to take several days.

Police say the suspect, whose name was not released, was formally arrested on a European arrest warrant Sunday, a day after his detention in Athens, where he was living.

Belgium launched a large anti-terrorism sweep last week, during which two suspects were killed and one wounded, that netted several returnees from Islamic holy war in Syria. A Belgian federal magistrate said the suspects were within hours of trying to kill police.