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May 15 '15 09:51

The Netherlands is considering extending the military mission in Iraq. There is also discussion on whether to extend air strikes to Syria, despite the Dutch government previously stating that this will not happen until Syria accepts an international law mandate.

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Apr 9 '15 18:26

The Netherlands defense chief said Thursday that Dutch F-16s "have several times supported" a ground offensive against Islamic State (IS) rebel fighters in Tikrit, reports de Telegraaf. Iraqi troops seized the city last week.

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Apr 7 '15 14:04

The Court of Appeal in The Hague ruled today that Saddam Hussein's mustard gas supplier has to pay compensation to a number of Iraq and Iran citizens.

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Mar 30 '15 10:12

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs has added four Dutch jihadist to the national terrorist list and has frozen their bank accounts, ANP reports. According to the cabinet, these four jihadists have joined terrorist groups in Syria or Iraq.

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Mar 19 '15 17:10

A new report issued by the UN Human Rights Office suggests that the Islamic State (ISIS) might have committed genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Calling them the three most serious international crimes, the organization is urging Iraq to sign on to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, a treaty that established the ICC and mandates that countries criminalize the crimes listed in the treaty under their own domestic law.

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Mar 6 '15 07:59

Prime Minister Mark Rutte thinks it is better if Dutch jihadists who traveled to join the fight in Syria and Iraq die there instead of returning to the Netherlands. He said this in the RTL election debate last night.

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Mar 3 '15 08:13

A Peshmerga fighter was injured in Erbil in Iraq yesterday after being accidentally shot by a Dutch soldier on a training location, the Ministry of Defense announced on its website.

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Feb 27 '15 09:50

The police in Tilburg have launched an investigation into a man suspected of trying to recruit young people to join terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq, Omroep Brabant reports

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Feb 18 '15 14:14

ISIS launched an attack against the Kurdish army last night in northern Iraq, only 45 kilometers away from Erbil where some 100 Dutch troops are stationed. The Kurds were able to repel the attack, thus keeping the Dutch troops safe, AD reports.

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Feb 5 '15 18:28

Dutch F-16s flying over Iraq in the fight against ISIS took on damage during missions when they were fired upon by jihadists. The damage was not substantial enough to force the planes down, and all have landed safely, said General Tom Middendorp, Chief of Defense in the Netherlands.

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Feb 5 '15 16:46

The Dutch jihadist who committed a suicide attack in Fallujah, Iraq yesterday, has been recognized as Lotfi S., also known as Abu Hanief, sources confirm to NOS and RTVNH. He was one of the two speakers at the ISIS support rally in The Hague in September that caused disorganization.

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Feb 4 '15 18:19

A suicide bombing in Iraq is the work of a Dutch jihadist, SITE Intelligence Group tweeted on Wednesday.

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Feb 3 '15 08:34

The Amsterdam jihadist Omar H. seems to have escaped from the Netherlands just before he was sentenced to 1.5 years in prison. Despite security forces keeping an eye on him, he managed to flee to Iraq, where he is suspected of having joined terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS).

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Jan 30 '15 10:22

The Public Prosecutor wants DNA material of killed Dutch jihadists to be brought to the Netherlands. The Public Prosecutor wants to determine with certainty which Dutch foreign fighters have been killed in Iraq and Syria in connection with the ongoing investigations into jihadists.

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Jan 20 '15 09:02

Achraf, a Amsterdam jihadist who went to Syria in December 2013 at the age of 16, was killed in Syria on Saturday, AT5 reports.

Jan 9 '15 13:16

The number of Dutch jihadists is much higher than the government reports, according to ISIS expert Pieter Van Ostaeyen, former military intelligence analyst Ronald Sandee and the Dutch jihadists themselves.

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Jan 7 '15 13:38

The relationship between the Netherlands and Turkey was yet again put to the test when Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink was brought into questioning by the Turkish terrorism police on January 6. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bert Koenders, was attending the annual ambassadors' conference in Turkey and was quick to react to the case.

Dec 31 '14 11:18

A video testament by the 19 year old Sultan Berzel from Maastricht has confirmed that he was indeed the jihadist Abu Abdulla al-Hollandi who performed the suicide bombing in Baghdad on November 12th. Terrorist organisation Islamic State (ISIS) posted the video online yesterday. The video has since been suspended from the site.

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Dec 15 '14 20:14

The five-month-old daughter of accused jihadist Shukri F. and her husband, convicted jihad fighter Maher H., was removed from her home in Zoetermeer, Zuid Holland as ordered by the Dutch Child Care and Protection Board. Shukri F. broke the news to her her followers on Twitter after Monday's proceedings.

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Nov 21 '14 11:47

The European Court ruled yesterday that the Netherlands did not do an independent and proper investigation into the shooting incident in which a Dutch Lieutenant shot and killed the Iraqi Sabah Jaloud.

Nov 13 '14 14:33

The terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing at a police headquarters in west Baghdad on Wednesday.

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Nov 12 '14 14:32

The Public Prosecutor announced this morning that SBM Offshore has settled for an amount of 192 million euro ($240 million). This is in the corruption case in which the company paid bribes in Angola and Equatorial Guinea. Evidence of bribery was also found in Brazil.

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Nov 10 '14 08:13

The Federation Kurds in the Netherlands announced on Sunday that a Dutch Kurd was killed in the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Nov 6 '14 14:35

When a client asked Isis Hair salon owner Jet Daniels if she knows what happens when you search online for her business, Daniels was less-than-surprised to hear the client's discovery. "It is not the first time I heard my clients wind up seeing videos of beheadings," she said Thursday, a day after she changed the salon's name to Jet Setters.

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