Severed head at criminal hangout identified as Nabil Amzieb, 23

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The scene where the severed head of Nabil Amzieb was found in front of an Amsterdam shisha lounge Fayrouz, 9 Mar 2016 (Photo: @mvanmalsen/Twitter). The scene where the severed head of Nabil Amzieb was found in front of an Amsterdam shisha lounge Fayrouz, 9 Mar 2016 (Photo: @mvanmalsen/Twitter)

The decapitated body and severed head found in diferent parts of Amsterdam this week, belong to 23-year-old Amsterdam resident Nabil Amzieb. He had previous run-ins with the law and was known to the police, Het Parool reports.

The victim's in a burning Volkswagen Caddy on Mijehof Tuesday morning. His hon Amstelveenseweg around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

According to witnesses, the head was angle to look into the sisha lounge. "A sort of message", Stan Koeman, who owns a deli further up the road, said to Het Parool. "It looked weird. Something that does not belong to the Dutch streets. It made me think of the Middle Ages and the Middle East".

A number of mostly young Amsterdam residents with criminal records have been killed in and around the capital city since 2012. Many of these violent assassinations can be directly linked to each other and a

According to Dutch newspaper AD, Amzieb was planning to give testimony against known criminal Beaouf A. - who is a suspect in the in Antwerp. A. himself was the target of an assassination in Staatsliedenbuurt in 2012. He managed to escape, but his two young companions were killed. Last year the court sentenced Anour B. and Adil A. tofor the Staatsliedenbuurt double assassination.

On March 22nd, 2014 Mohammed el Mayouri was gunned down on Karperweg, around the corner of Fayrouz. He was also killed right before he could testify in a case against Benaouf A.

According to Het Parool, the sisha lounge where the severed head was found on Wednesday morning, is a known hangout for a group of criminals involved in this gang war. Specifically from the group surrounding Houcine A. - a former associate and then rival of

 

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