A 47-year-old man from Syria was arrested in Kapelle in Zeeland on Tuesday on suspicion of committing war crimes and terrorist crimes in Syria. The man is suspected of being a commander of a battalion in terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra, the police said in a statement.
Journalist Ans Boersma knew that her ex-boyfriend Abd A. belonged to al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group Jabat Al Nustra. Tapped conversations show that he told her, the Public Prosecutor said in a pro-forma hearing against the man, ANP reports.
The 33-year-old man from Syria is suspected of participating in a terrorist organization, and involvement in attacks in Syria with many fatalities.
The non-lethal aid the Netherlands provided to various armed rebel groups in the Syrian Civil War "could have gone better", Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Affairs said in a parliamentary debate about the NLA program on Tuesday. However, he does not think it went "unreasonably wrong", and he rejected the suggestion that the Netherlands gave large-scale support to terrorist groups that violated human rights, NU.nl reports.
Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs is calling on the international community to increase pressure on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. This is the only way that a genocide, like what happened in Rwanda and Srebrenica, can be avoided in the Syrian city of Aleppo, he wrote in an opinion piece published in British newspaper The Independent.
Threats to the Netherlands from the jihadist corner is "more complex and difficult than ever before", according to general intelligence service AIVD's annual report for 2015. There are jihadists in the Netherlands that want bring the fight to their own country, and the attacks in Brussels and Paris last year show that terrorist organizations are capable of carrying out complex and well-executed attacks.
Former Al-Nusra fighter and Syrian media activist Mustafa saw his friends being brainwashed by terrorist organization ISIS. He joined Al-Nusra in the past, because it was his best option in Syria. He fled the country when his friends tried to force him to join a terrorist organization.
A Dutch jihadist fighting under the battle name Abu Muhammad al-Hollandi was killed in Aleppo Syria, according to several tweets from jihadist Twitter accounts.
The four Dutch jihadists who were added to the national terrorist list by Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs today, have been identified as Anis Z., Soufiane Z., Maher H. and Thijs B., RTL reports. All four of these jihadists' assets have been frozen.
The court in Arnhem has acquitted two suspected jihadists for lack of proof that they were plotting crimes with terrorist intent.
Yesterday, after months of investigation, the police arrested three men in Arnhem and Eindhoven, on suspicion of terrorism. According to the Public Prosecution, these men want to join the Al-Qaeda linked group Jabhat al-Nusra.
Kurdish organizations fear a rise in the number of Dutch Kurds traveling to Iraq to fight against jihadist insurgents there. This makes the number of Dutch nationals fighting against each other for different allegiances greater, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The jihadist from Almere who in January appeared on the internet posing with a severed human head, has resurfaced with a disturbing video on Youtube showing off even more heads.