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May 25 '18 10:40

A Dutch person in custody in Iraq is serving an 8 years long prison sentence for terrorism. When exactly this person was sentenced is not known, ANP reports.

On Wednesday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that , but revealed no further details about it. He is receiving consular assistance for the Dutch consulate in the Iraqi-Kurdish city of Arbil, according to the Ministry.

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May 24 '18 07:30

One Dutch person is in custody in Iraq on suspicion of terrorism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to Nieuwsuur. As far as the Ministry knows, there are no other cases against Dutch in the country. Whether the Dutch person is male or female, is unclear.

Thousands of people are in custody in Iraq on suspicion of terrorism. On Tuesday a Belgian jihadist was sentenced to death in Baghdad for belonging to a terrorist organization. His hearing lasted only 10 minutes, according to Nieuwsuur.

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May 16 '18 08:04

In March the police received a warning that 31-year-old Syrian man Malek F., who earlier this month, was planning to commit "a terrorist attack", the Public Prosecutor announced in an update about the case on Tuesday.

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Apr 17 '18 07:28

On Monday the police arrested four Dutch-Moroccan men on suspicion of involvement in terrorism. The men discussed an attack on the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement.

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Apr 11 '18 10:20

The municipality of Amsterdam learned important lessons from a large in November. One lesson is that the cooperation between the police and Defense must be improved, interim Amsterdam mayor Jozias van Aartsen said in a letter to the city council on Tuesday, AT5 reports.

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Apr 10 '18 16:30

Two men from Deventer has been in custody since March 26th on suspicion of financing terrorism in Syria, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday.

The suspects, aged 28 and 36 years, surfaced during an international investigation into terrorism financing. Between 2015 and their arrest, they paid money to jihadists fighting in Syria through exchange offices in Turkey, according to the prosecutor. They did so on behalf of the Dutch jihadists' friends and family. The Prosecutor did not say how much money was involved. 

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Apr 9 '18 07:52

A man and a woman from the Overijssel town of Albergen were injured when a man crashed his camper van into a terrace in the German city of Munster on Saturday. Two people were killed and 20 injured, including the Dutch couple. The perpetrator shot himself after the incident. The German authorities believe that this was not a terrorist attack, but a suicide by a man with psychiatric problems, ANP reports.

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Apr 6 '18 16:00

A court in London sentenced Dutch man Aweys S. to eight years in prison for terrorism. He was found guilty of preparing for acts of terrorism and planning to join terrorist organization ISIS in Syria, British newspapers Mail Online and Mirror report.

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Mar 29 '18 08:04

Intelligence service AIVD is careless about privacy when sharing information with foreign services in the search for suspected terrorists, concludes the supervisory committee on the Dutch intelligence services CTIVD. Additional measures are required, the committee said in a report, ANP reports.

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Mar 27 '18 09:14

Dutch police officers are en masse expressing sympathy and praise for French officer Arnaud Beltrame, who gave his life to save a cashier during a hostage situation at a supermarket in Trebes on Friday, AD reports.

"Respect and sympathy for our French colleague's family", National Police Chief Erik Akerboom said on Twitter. 

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Mar 27 '18 08:01

A Dutch man Turkey accused of being a spy left Turkey "for his own safety", the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Mar 16 '18 13:40

The Dutch police plans to extend its contribution to international police missions. National Police Chief Erik Akerboom wants to send dozens of extra police officers abroad in the coming years, he said in a statement on the police site on Friday.

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Mar 13 '18 13:40

Dutch tourists are again vacationing in countries like Turkey and Egypt after avoiding these countries due to terrorist attacks, AD reports based on figures from travel agencies sector organization ANVR.

Visits to Turkey from the Netherlands dropped to nearly zero following an attempted coup and several terrorist attacks. But in January the number of bookings to the country rose by 90 percent.

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Mar 7 '18 09:01

Some 30 Dutch jihadists who went to join terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq are "on their way back to the Netherlands", according to Rob Bertholee, director of general intelligence and security service AIVD, AD reports.

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Mar 6 '18 11:10

More and more countries are active in the increasingly complex fields of digital espionage and -sabotage, the Dutch general intelligence and security service AIVD warns in its annual report for 2017. The Netherlands is an interesting target for digital espionage because of its position as an international hub and as a member of the EU, NATO and this year also the UN Security Council, NOS reports.

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Feb 28 '18 11:00

Palestinian woman Rasmea Odeh, who was convicted in Israel for a bomb attack that killed two people, spoke at a gathering on the Vrije Universiteit's campus in Amsterdam on Tuesday. The University did not know about this meeting and demands an explanation, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Feb 28 '18 10:20

A Syrian man in De Balie in Amsterdam last year, came into the Netherlands in 2014 with a stolen, blank passport, the Volkskrant reports based on multiple sources. 

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Feb 19 '18 07:52

Around 30 asylum seekers came to the Netherlands with a stolen, blank passport in 2015 and 2016, NRC reports based on figures from the Ministry of Justice and Security.

According to the security services, terrorist organizations like ISIS often give such passports to their fighters to carry out attacks abroad. The police and security service AIVD investigated each of the 30 asylum seekers who arrived in the Netherlands with a blank passport, and none of them were identified as a threat to security, according to the newspaper.

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Feb 15 '18 08:43

The French and Spanish police arrested a 36-year-old man from Morocco in Paris on Wednesday morning. He is suspected of involvement in a from Amsterdam to Paris in August 2015, ANP reports.

The suspect lives in Spain and was on his way to Belgium, the Spanish Ministry of Home Affairs announced.

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Feb 14 '18 09:39

Suspected Dutch jihadist Victor D. is still in Syria, he confirmed in a voice message to newspaper AD sent via Facebook messenger.

"The internet is not very fast here. I am indeed still in Syria. Everything is fine. But I think I... eh... I want some rest right now. And especially for my parents, It does not really matter to me. Especially for my parents that they do not go through everything again", he said in Dutch in the recorded message sent to the newspaper. 

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Feb 6 '18 09:12

Very few Dutch jihadists who went to join terrorist organizations in Syria or Iraq, returned to the Netherlands after the fall of the Islamic State caliphate, according to research from the Egmont Institute, an independent think tank in Brussels, ANP reports

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Feb 5 '18 09:55

Ferry Zandvliet from Rotterdam, who survived a in Paris two years ago, will be attending the trial against suspected terrorist Salah Abdeslam in Brussels on Monday. "I want to look that boy in the eyes", he said, according to newspaper AD.

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Jan 30 '18 16:40

A diabetic man who on June 10th last year, will not be prosecuted, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday. "Extensive investigation by the police showed that there was no intent in play but that the motorist - a diabetic patient - had become ill due to a low blood sugar level", the Prosecutor said.

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Jan 26 '18 12:50

Terrorist organization Islamic State trained three women, one Dutch and two Belgian, to commit terrorist attacks in Europe, a Belgian ISIS member arrested in Syria revealed during questioning, Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws reports. The newspaper was given exclusive access to the transcripts of the Belgian jihadist's questioning by American soldiers.

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