Gouda boy, 15, ‘has gone to Syria’

A 15-year-old boy from Gouda is said to have gone to Syria, leaving a farewell message for friends on his Facebook page, the AD reports.

The boy, who would have started his final year of pre-college education (Havo), is of Iraqi origin, the paper says. He is thought to be ‘seeking for something concrete’ in connection with his beliefs, according to the paper.

The head teacher of his school has confirmed the boy has not attended any lessons since the summer holiday.

Five other Gouda youngsters are already known to have gone to Syria, all of them women, the Telegraaf says.

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