Al-Shabaab

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Mar 29 '19 09:22

The police arrested a 23-year-old man in Breda on suspicion of involvement in terrorism. According to information from intelligence service AIVD, he joined Islamic terrorist movement al-Shabaab in Somalia in 2017 and was also trained by the Al-Qaeda affiliated group, the Public Prosecutor said.

It is believed that the man returned to the Netherlands late last year, according to the Prosecutor. The authorities recently determined that he was staying in Breda and arrested him.

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May 3 '17 15:55

A 22-year-old suspected Al-Shabaab terrorist arrested in Sint-Oedenrode last week, was remanded into custody for 14 days by the court in Rotterdam on Wednesday, Omroep Brabant reports.

A SWAT team arrested two men on Schinjdelseweg in Sint-Oedenrode last week Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in terrorism. The arrests were made based on information from intelligence service AIVD. One suspect, a 21-year-old Dutch-Somali, was released the following day. He remains a suspect.

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May 2 '17 08:45

The police arrested two men on suspicion of terrorism in the Noord-Brabant town of Sint-Oedenrode last week Wednesday. The arrests were made based on information from intelligence service AIVD, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to Eindhovens Dagblad.

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Mar 1 '16 08:53

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is warning all Dutch currently living or traveling in Kenya to be extra alert for terrorist attacks. Terrorist organization Al-Shabaab directed a threat for "end February, early March" against national and international airports and flights in the country. The travel advice for Kenya was also updated on Monday

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Jan 22 '16 14:10

A Somali man with a Dutch passport is the mastermind behind the terrorist attack at a popular beach in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Thursday. The man, Ismail Muse Ahmed Guled was arrested at the Mogadishu airport, according to freelance war reporter Harald Doornbos, Omroep Brabant reports. At least 19 people were killed in about 7 hours of attacks.

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May 28 '15 08:52

A Dutch jihadist may be involved in the possible merger of terrorist organizations Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

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Feb 23 '15 08:16

The Dutch Somali who committed a suicide attack on a hotel in Mogadishu last week, was also involved in previous attacks, NU reports. According to articles from Somali media, Ismail Muse Ahmed Guled was previously involved in an attempted attack on another hotel in the city as well as in the attack in Djibouti in 2014.

Jul 24 '14 08:47

American authorities arrested three women in relation to their hand in collecting money for Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab, active in East Africa. According to the US Ministry of Justice, one of these women lives in The Netherlands.

Sep 26 '13 02:31

The Kenyan Minister of Internal Affairs, Ole Lenku, contradicts that it's certain one of the terrorists, responsible for the attack in the Nairobi shopping mall, is Dutch.

Sep 23 '13 04:16

A 33-year-old woman has died in the attack of Al-Shabaab terrorists on the Westgate shopping mall  in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The Dutch woman was living with her Australian husband in Tanzania and visited Nairobi for the weekend. The woman and her husband got both killed during the shooting on Saturday.

Seven other Dutch citizens were also in the shopping mall during the attack on Saturday. They could escape and were not shot or taken hostage.

Sep 23 '13 02:57

Most of the hostages in the shopping center in the Kenyan capital Nairobi have been freed. So far one Dutch citizen was killed.

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