Reports on twitter claim that dozens of Dutch and Belgium jihad fighters perished during the air raids on Islamic State (ISIS) around Aleppo in Syria.
In The Hague, a couple has been arrested after authorities discovered explosives in their home. According to the Ministry of Justice, these explosives were destined for plans to attack a European Commission building in Belgium, the AD writes on the basis of sources. The fear is now that they may have trained other potential terrorists to construct bombs.
Two men from Huizen suspected of preparing for terrorist activities have been released under strict conditions.
Municipal council factions of the CDA and ChristenUnie in Gouda believe that radical imam Tarik Chadlioui should be banned from preaching in Gouda. The factions believe that this would be in accordance with the strong counter-action against hate-preachers announced by Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs, Omroep West reports.
Minister Frans Timmermans has announced that The Netherlands will be prepared to offer heavy military equipment to America's fight against IS. Timmermans emphasizes that there needs to be a direct request for this from the Americans, as well as a concrete plan, de Volkskrant reports.
The United State has deemed The Netherlands unfit to address the threat of the Islamic State (IS) in a powerful enough manner. Because of the country's hesitation to contribute heavy weaponry, The Netherlands will not be part of the so-called coalition of the willing, in which nine allies are joining forces in the fight against IS, De Volkskrant reports.
Anti-IS demonstrators will gather together on Sunday to protest the violent acts perpetrated by the extremist Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq. The protest will be on Amsterdam's Dam Square, and anybody is welcome to join, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
On Friday, the Cabinet will discuss further measures to be taken in the mission to diffuse radicalization among youths in The Netherlands. The aim is to prevent youths choosing the side of radical Islam, Het Parool reports.
A team of the Regional Crime squad in The Hague arrested a 32 year old man and a 24 year old woman in Germany for various offenses. This was done in cooperation with the German authorities on behalf or the Public Prosecutor in The Hague. Both of these suspects are residents of The Hague.
The stiff measures the Dutch Government is taking against jihadists from here are backfiring, a lawyer has warned.
Key figures in Dutch muslim communities will be encouraged by the Cabinet to do more to prevent radicalization among youths. In a renewed effort by the Cabinet to tackle extremism, Imams breeding hate will also be reprimanded more harshly.
Groups in The Hague demonstrating for or against extremism, are taking each other on in the struggle for a new demonstration ground. After The Hague's Mayor Jozias van Aartsen instated a two-month ban against demonstrations in the previously fertile grounds of the Schilderswijk neighborhood, the battle for the Malieveld is on.
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.
A total of 12,300 new asylum seekers were admitted to centers in The Netherlands in the first half of this year, which is double the amount that entered the country in the same period last year. This is the highest number of refugees coming into The Netherlands since 2001, according to the Central Bureau for Statistics Netherlands (CBS).
Mayors of eight Dutch and three Belgian cities are going to come together on Tuesday evening for a summit about jihad fighters after the report that threats of a rising number of returned fighters on European soil warned of possible attacks in the future, the AD reports.
The spokesperson for the Dutch Syria fighters currently in the war-ravaged Aleppo, Abu Mohammed, has published a statement warning that the Dutch government should not hold back its nationals, but allow them to exchange their Dutch nationality for an unobstructed exit to Syria, De Telegraaf reports.
Netherlands counter-terrorism coordinator AIVD has warned that the threat of a terrorist attack in the country is "bigger than ever before." The secret service is taking a possible attack against the Dutch democratic society very seriously, De Telegraaf reports.
The EU counter-terrorism coordinator has said that The Netherlands should be proud of its anti-terrorism activities. In an interview with Trouw, coordinator Gilles De Kerchove says that it may be early national terrorism activity such as the murders on Pim Fortuyn in 2002 and Theo van Gogh in 2004 that have afforded The Netherlands the ability to tackle the current situation as well as it does.
Returned fighters in the ongoing Syrian crisis have become the focus of a criminal investigation by the Public Prosecution Authority (OM). "Several dozen" Jihadis, recruiters and others are being investigated, according to Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice.
Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs said that The Netherlands is doing everything it can to protect citizens from the growing threat of Dutch Jihadis. In the television program WNL Op Zondag, the Minister said that the Cabinet is making the prevention of local attacks a "top priority."
The faction president of the Party for Unity in The Hague has uttered support for the extremist grouping ISIS on his Facebook page. This pro-ISIS stance from Abdoe Khoulani is causing some discomfort in Parliament, and seems to add to the growing debate about current ISIS demonstrations reportedly being planned in The Netherlands.
Netherlands intelligence service AIVD has given Turkey a list of around 100 names of potential terrorists planning to travel to Syria from The Netherlands, De Volkskrant reports. According to the paper, Turkish authorities have said that these people will be arrested and deported if found.
A former prison in Doetinchem is going to be turned into an asylum seeker's housing center, the Central Organ for asylum seekers shelter (COA) announces.
At midnight on Thursday, the pistol shot sounded for the walk organized by Night of the Refugees to raise money for Syrian refugees. The walk started in Rotterdam, and ended in The Hague.