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Nov 26 '14 08:49

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.

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Nov 25 '14 22:38

The Dutch Police have arrested over 110 human trafficking offenders in the last six months. The tackle on human trafficking is therefore "effective", wrote Justice Secretary Fred Teeven in a letter to Tweede Kamer on 24 November.

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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.

Nov 20 '14 10:08

The 19 year old Aicha is back in the Netherlands. Earlier this year the girl traveled to the ISIS area in Syria, where she planned to marry a jihadist. Her mother Monique, who also traveled to Syria to rescue her daughter, has also returned.

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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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Nov 13 '14 09:49

Municipalities are overtaxed in the supervision of returned Syria-goers and retained jihadists. The Mayor of the Hague is demanding help from the state.

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Nov 12 '14 08:34

Minister of Social Affairs Lodewijk Asscher is very concerned about the large amount of support among Turkish youth in the Netherlands for violent jihadist groups such as Islamic State (ISIS).

Nov 10 '14 10:27

The Netherlands plans to set up and independent support center for the families of jihadists and potential Syria-goers. The needs of the parents are so high that the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV) has appointed a "quartermaster" to set up such a facility.

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.

Nov 6 '14 13:33

On October 29th the police arrested a 20 year old man from Rotterdam who is suspected of having made preparations to participate in the armed struggle in Syria.

Nov 4 '14 13:56

Geert Wilders has been under protection for 10 years. "Broadly speaking, the threat remained at the same level in recent years, but the difference is that it now comes more from abroad than from inland", the PVV leader says.

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Nov 3 '14 15:44

A 23-year-old man who intended to take a 16-year-old girl to Syria heard a demand for 240 hours of community service plus a three-month conditional prison service this morning. The court heard several jihadists for the first time today.

Nov 3 '14 14:28

According to Minister Ronald Plasterk of Internal Affairs, a number of terrorist attacks have been prevented in the Netherlands in recent months.

Oct 31 '14 09:56

More than 20 native Dutch men have tried to join the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria in recent months. They approached the Federation Kurds in the Netherlands (Fedkom) to make contact with military leaders.

Oct 31 '14 08:07

On Monday the military police arrested two 19 year old women at Rotterdam The Hague airport. According to the Public Prosecutor, they were planning to travel to Syria via Turkey and join the armed struggle.

Oct 29 '14 08:11

According to figures requested by the Ministry of Security and Justice, there may be war crime suspects among the large number of Syrians who are looking for asylum in the Netherlands.

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Oct 24 '14 09:19

Stop holding back radical Muslims who want to travel to Syria and Iraq or the probability of an attack in their own country will grow, just like in Canada.

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Oct 23 '14 13:26

According to his lawyer Derk van der Heijden, one of the two jihad suspects from Huizen wants to get rid of his ankle monitor.

Oct 15 '14 16:06

Extra security is on display today at Jewish historical locations, institutions and sites of worship across Noord and Zuid Holland. In addition to the police monitoring of locations in Amsterdam, Dick Schoof, National Coordinator of Counterterrorism and Safety (NCTV), said security will also be stepped up in the Hague and Rotterdam.

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Oct 10 '14 14:19

The Police arrested a man in Venlo for provoking a group of demonstrators yesterday.

Oct 8 '14 19:13

Bombing is not always a solution in the fight against ISIS, Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert said on Tuesday.

Oct 8 '14 18:57

The Netherlands are definitely part of the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) now that the first bombs have been dropped.

Four Dutch F-16's carried out missions yesterday. During the second action two F-16's dropped three bombs on ISIS armoured vehicles that were attacking Kurdish fighters in the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk, close to the Turkish-Syrian border. The armoured vehicles were destroyed and an unknown number of ISIS-combatants were probably killed, according to the Ministry of Defense.

Oct 7 '14 11:25

The Dutch jihad fighter who recently called for "firm action" against the Dutch government in a video from Aleppo, has been identified as the 28 year old Abdelkarim el Atrach from Arnhem.

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Oct 7 '14 08:34

Protesters who overtook part of the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch House of Representatives in Parliament, left quietly around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning after they were told a delegation of leaders would be allowed to meet with Members of Parliament. The demonstrators spontaneously arrived at the government building when it became clear that the Islamic State, ISIS, would likely take control of the Syrian city Kobani.

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