Five Dutch arrested smuggling food, tobacco into Syria

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A Syrian refugee camp on the Turkish border (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Voice of America News: Henry Ridgwell). A Syrian refugee camp on the Turkish border (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Voice of America News: Henry Ridgwell)

Five Dutch citizens have been arrested in Turkey for illegally trying to cross the Turkish-Syrian border, the Turkish army report on the Ministry of Defense website. It is not known whether these Dutch people are jihadists or were trying to join a terrorist organization.

92 Syrians were also arrested. The army also confiscated a large amount of contraband, including cigarettes, tobacco, various foodstuff, detergent and livestock.

The Public Prosecutor and the National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism and Security have not confirmed these arrests.

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