Sunday 01 August 2021

19-year-old woman arrested for recruiting for jihad

 A 19-year-old Dutch woman has been arrested on suspicion of recruiting jihadists to fight with Muslim rebels in Syria, the public prosecution department has confirmed.


The woman has been remanded in custody for two weeks as the investigation into her continues. She was picked up in Zoetermeer, near The Hague, after several people made complaints, the department statement said.

Earlier this year, the Dutch security service AIVD said around 100 Dutch young men may have travelled to fight abroad. Several are thought to have died.

Earlier stories
Jihadists in Syria: most of all we miss our mothers’ cooking
Police stop 16-year-old girl heading to Syria
Up to 100 Dutch Muslims are fighting in holy wars
Jihadist recruiters are working in the Netherlands, say parents
Counter-terrorism body raises attack risk to substantial
Dutch Moroccan dies fighting in Syria, sources say
Police arrest three men who planned to fight in Syria
More Dutch jihadists but their number is still minute

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