A similar trend is also noticeable at the military security service ADIV, where the “special investigation methods” were used 36 times last year.
Committee I that deals with complaints about both security services had to intervene to stop an operation on just three occasions. Ten operations had to be partially stopped. This is well down on previous years.
There is no official explanation for the increase in the use “special investigation methods”. However, this is no doubt linked to the growing number of investigations into Belgian jihadi.