Dutch government warns of risks from returning jihadis

2016-11-14 18:31
(File, AFP)

(File, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The Hague — The Dutch counterterrorism coordinator is warning that if the ISIS's self-declared caliphate collapses it could trigger an increase in jihadi fighters returning home and compounding the threat of an extremist attack in the Netherlands.

The warning came on Monday in the latest Terrorist Threat Assessment for the Netherlands, which left the threat level in the country unchanged at level four on a five-step scale. Level four means that there is a real chance of an attack, but there are "no specific indications that an attack is being prepared."

The Netherlands hasn't been hit by a major attack by Islamic extremists such as those in Belgium and France, but the government warns that both ISIS and al-Qaeda have a presence in the nation of 17 million.

Read more on:    al-qaeda  |  isis  |  netherlands

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.