Thursday, 5 November 2015 - 11:02
Counter-terror boss denies claim that ISIS operatives headed to Netherlands
The National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security has announced that there is no concrete evidence to support the claim that a highly placed ISIS terrorist is heading to the Netherlands, hidden among the refugees. The claim was made by Abu Mohammed, one of the activists of underground network Raqqa is Bieng Slaughtered Silently (RSS), during a closed meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday afternoon, the Volkskrant reports. Mohammed stated that an ISIS operative, who is active in the terrorist organizations' intelligence service, has left Raqqa and is heading to the Netherlands or Germany among the thousands of refugees. He believes that Europe will do well to "assume that the man is not coming to Europe with peaceful intentions". According to the newspaper, the RSS is generally considered a reliable source. A spokesperson for the National Coordinator told the newspaper that they are aware of RSS, "because of its opposition to ISIS". He added that Abu Muhammad's warning "seems to hit on an older and more widely circulating and recurrent report". The spokesperson also stressed that the intelligence services are "constantly alert" on recognizing and countering such infiltration.