Raqqa

A destroyed neighborhood in Raqqa, Syria, 1 Aug 2017
Sep 21 '17 08:47

"I want to return to the Netherlands, for the future of my children", a 23-year-old Dutch jihadist in Syria said in an anonymous interview with Belgian broadcaster VRT. The pregnant woman and her young son are currently living in a refugee camp near the Syrian city of Raqqa.

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Jul 13 '17 09:31

Dutch jihadist Marouane B. made a rap video and sent it to various Dutch news services, including the Telegraaf and Crimesite. According to him, the video was partly filmed in Syria and he is currently in Raqqa. 

The title of the song is "Ik kom ooit terug", or "I'll come back someday" in English. In the song he tells his mother not to worry, he'll be back in the Netherlands someday. He also apologizes for the poor quality of the recording and refers to the trial that awaits him when he returns to the Netherlands.

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Jun 1 '17 10:26

A 23-year-old Dutch man calling himself Baran Sason joined the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria to fight against terrorist organization ISIS. He plans to take part in the battle to reclaim Raqqa, the ISIS declared caliphate, he said in interviews with Kurdish news sites. "I fight to recapture this country", he said.

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Jul 14 '16 07:43

Laura H.'s father is "hugely relieved" that his daughter and grandchildren managed to escape from terrorist organization Islamic State and is excited for their return to the Netherlands

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Jul 13 '16 07:44

A Dutch woman lived in areas controlled by terrorist group Islamic State for almost a year before managing to escape on Tuesday and get help from Kurdish fighters in Mosul, Iraq, reports Kurdish television station Kurdistan24.

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Mar 11 '16 07:30

Among leaked files of 22 thousand ISIS combatants is information on at least two, but maybe up to seven, Dutch jihadists

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Mar 1 '16 13:30

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) contradicts the claim that eight Dutch jihadists were executed in Raqqa last week. According to the organization, these are false rumors and no foreign fighters were killed by terrorist organization Islamic State.

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Mar 1 '16 07:37

Eight Dutch jihadists in Islamic State were executed on Friday in Raqqa, the ISIS declared caliphate. About 75 others were arrested by the terrorist organization, according to Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS).

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Jun 9 '15 09:28

Jason W. describes his brother Jermaine W., who was killed in Syria, as a good, but naive person who made the wrong choices, in a letter he posted on Facebook. Jason also describes how difficult it is for his family to mourn the loss of their son and brother in the face of those wrong choices.

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May 19 '15 09:58

Aicha, the young woman from Maastricht that was rescued from Syria by her mother last year, will not be prosecuted.

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Mar 17 '15 07:46

The mother who kidnapped her children and took them to Syria managed to sneak a way despite the fact that her family, the police and the kids' school knew that she was planning on going, NOS reports.

Mar 16 '15 09:57

A 33 year old mother abducted two of her children (7 and 8 years old) from Maastricht and took them to Syria, Brabants Dagblad reports.

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Jan 22 '15 08:55

Soufian Z. and Driss D., two jihadists from the Hague, were killed in the Syrian city of Kobani, AD reports. These jihadists were arguably two of the best known Dutch foreign rebel fighters in the Syrian Civil War.

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Dec 23 '14 11:18

A 19 year old teenager from Maastricht who traveled to Syria in September to join terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS), died in Syria last week.

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Nov 25 '14 18:50

A 19-year-old woman who made headlines earlier this month after her mother rescued her from ISIS in Syria has been released from custody by a Dutch court. Aïcha, the 19-year-old Jihadi bride was ordered released Tuesday afternoons, but the conditions of her release were not made public.

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Nov 18 '14 11:06

A mother from Maastricht has single-handedly rescued her daughter from the Syrian city of Raqqa. Raqqa is regarded as the capital city of the caliphate of the terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS).

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