Syria

Capture
Jun 22 '15 12:37

Seven undocumented immigrants were discovered in Wijchen, Gelderland on Monday morning. A truck driver found them when he left his truck on an industrial estate

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Jun 19 '15 13:20

Six of the 32 Dutch jihadists who have been killed in the war in Syria and Iraq came from Amsterdam. One of them was a minor and two have been convicted of crimes with terrorist intent.

Serious Request
Jun 15 '15 13:25

The NPO 3FM Serious Request performance is going to attract attention to children and young adults in the war torn areas of greatest conflicts, the show's DJ Paul Rabbering announced on Sunday. Fundraising to assist those children will be the focus of this year's Glass House marathon radio broadcast, taking place later this year in Heerlen.

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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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Jun 8 '15 14:35

The 22 year old Mohamed A. from Delft has been sentenced to four years in prison by the court in Rotterdam. A. wanted to support the jihadists fighting in Syria with loot gotten from robberies.

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May 28 '15 08:52

A Dutch jihadist may be involved in the possible merger of terrorist organizations Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

May 22 '15 08:41

The fathers of three Dutch jihadists who went to Iraq and Syria to join jihadist groups, are planning to sue the Dutch state because it did not do enough to stop the boys from leaving.

May 19 '15 12:17

Suspected jihadist Mohamed A. discussed plans for an attack on PVV leader Geert Wilders with others. This was revealed during the criminal case against the 22 year old man from Delft, who is on trial for the preparation of a robbery and possession of three firearms.

Aïcha
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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May 19 '15 08:19

A 4 year old boy from Hegelo has shown up in pictures wearing a camouflage suit and ISIS hat. The boy's mother, 24 year old Hasna A., sent these pictures from Syria to former classmates in Hengelo.

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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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May 14 '15 15:55

Some 1,200 people will walk from Rotterdam to The Hague on Thursday night to raise money for refugees and displaced people from Syria.

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May 14 '15 08:30

The court in Maastricht released 26 year old suspected terrorist Mohammed G. from custody on Wednesday. The Public Prosecutor is considering an appeal against the release.

Syria rebels
Apr 22 '15 17:31

At least ten Dutch rebel fighters in the Syrian Civil War have been killed during the first months of 2015, according to NOS. The Dutch secret service, AIVD, chief Rob Bertholee said that until this day 30 Dutch fighters had been slain in the war, when the number was only 20 late last year.

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Apr 22 '15 09:25

The 23 year old Amsterdam jihadist Omar H. was killed in northern Syria during battles with the Kurdish PKK, AD reports. A fellow fighter informed his family about his death.

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Apr 17 '15 08:16

Turkish officials arrested two Dutch citizens in the town of Alanya on Wednesday, Turkish newspapaer Daily Sabah reports.

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Apr 13 '15 08:06

A 16 year old Jamaican boy was detained in the South American country of Suriname on Saturday. He is suspected of wanting to join terrorist organization Islamic State.

Apr 2 '15 16:45

A 27-year old man from Esch has confessed the gruesome burning murder of a 46-year old Syrian man, RTL Nieuws reports. The man was arrested with the victim's wife two months ago but she had nothing the do with the murder, states her lawyer Serge Weening.

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Mar 30 '15 14:34

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.

asylum seekers
Mar 30 '15 13:26

The Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) will employ 100 extra staff members in the coming period to deal with the number of applications from relatives of refugees in the Netherlands, IND chief executive Rob van Lint announced today.

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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.

Mar 24 '15 15:42

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs Lodewijk Asscher was scheduled to visit Morocco on Tuesday to learn about combating radicalization. Morocco plays a central role in fighting North Africa extremism, and Minister Asscher will discuss efforts with his Moroccan counterpart and experts on integration and radicalization.

Aysha and Luca Opdam
Mar 23 '15 11:38

The father of the two children, Luca and Aysha, abducted by their mother and taken to the Caliphate in Syria, wrote an "open letter to the Netherlands" in which he discusses the role of religion in this personal drama. He writes that what ISIS is doing to Islam is "a rape of the true faith".

Flag of Jihad
Mar 19 '15 16:25

A Dutch jihadist from Amsterdam was recently killed in the ongoing conflict in Syria. This is believed to have taken place during clashes in the Syrian border-town of Kobani, reported newswire ANP.

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