Amsterdammer planning to go to Syria to stay in jail for three months

A 23-year-old man from Amsterdam who was picked up by police for planning to travel to Syria to fight with Muslim rebels has been remanded in custody for three months.

The man is suspected of plotting terrorist attacks and sedition and is being held in solitary confinement. He was arrested following a tip-off on July 31. Two knives and an axe were found at his home.

The public prosecution is now looking into whether the man was planning to travel alone or as part of a group.

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