Dutch sergeant joins Islamic State in first such desertion

By REUTERS
September 3, 2015 13:24

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

AMSTERDAM - A 26-year-old Dutch air force sergeant is believed to have traveled to Syria to join Islamic State insurgents, the Netherlands' defense ministry said on Thursday.

The man's access to military computer systems has been revoked and prosecutors are investigating the case, a ministry statement said. His identity was not made public.

Thousands of foreign recruits have joined the Islamic State jihadist movement, including dozens from the Netherlands, but "it is the first time that an enlisted Dutch soldier has left (to do so)," the statement said. Islamic State has taken large swathes of Iraq and Syria, worsening Middle East turmoil.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
October 19, 2018
Trump threatens to send in military to shut down U.S. border to Mexico

By REUTERS